Pittsburgh (KDKA)-A federal prosecutor announced on Monday that a Florida man was charged with committing a grandparent’s fraud in the Pittsburgh area.
A federal grand jury charges 25-year-old Adrian Oroskopelez for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering after prosecutors said they had come to the Pittsburgh area in February to deceive elderly victims. Did.
In so-called grandparent fraud, a telephone scammer disguises himself as a lawyer and tells the victim that his family, usually his grandchildren, are in jail and require bail and statutory costs. The prosecution said Perez would then pretend to be a courier or bail bondsman and go to the victim’s house to get the money.
Perez has also been accused of similar acts in Tennessee and Georgia and is now in jail.
He could face 20 years in prison, a $ 250,000 fine, or both.
A man accused of carrying out a grandparents plan in the Pittsburgh area
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