Sheriff: Inmates in Georgia to blame for scam targeting elderly

Sheriff: Inmates in Georgia to blame for scam targeting elderly

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Two months after the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office issued a scam alert for elderly residents, the deputies have found the people they say are responsible, and they're no stranger to criminal acts.

OCSO investigators say two inmates in state custody in Georgia were behind the scam. According to the Sheriff's Office, the inmates were able to find elderly targets, call them, and then conduct transactions through Western union.

The office issued the SCAM ALERT on September 2 after learning of the scam. The suspects told the targets they could take care of fines owed to the Sheriff's Office by purchasing a pre-paid credit card and then use the card to pay fines.

The OCSO is submitting the case to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office.

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