Florida Man Faces 20 Years In Prison For Robbing Elderly In Lottery Scam

  

Preying on the elderly is a lower kind of scum. 

I’ve seen many things that made me cringe, but targeting the elderly is unconscionable. Disgusting.

It’s really a shame how low some will go for an easy buck. 

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According to FoxNews.com:

A South Florida man is facing up to 20 years in prison for operating a phony lottery scam that cheated victims out of at least $500,000.
Sentencing is set for May 31 in Fort Lauderdale federal court for 26-year-old Delroy Drummond. He pleaded guilty recently to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud.

Court documents show that Drummond and others would contact elderly people around the U.S. to falsely tell them they had won a lottery prize worth millions of dollars. But they were also told they first had to pay thousands of dollars in taxes and fees before they could collect.

Prosecutors say Drummond had victims send him cash in packages and through wire transfers. The $500,000 was stolen from multiple victims between April and December 2015.

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