Defrauding Residents Sends Man to Prison

By |2018-05-24T11:02:27-05:00May 24, 2018 7:58 am|State Headlines|0 Comments

(KDKZ-TV) An Arizona man is headed to prison for defrauding Missouri residents in a telemarketing scheme.

According to Federal Prosecutors, Thirty-four-year-old Timothy Murphy of Phoenix was sentenced to Four-and-a-half years after pleading guilty in February to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

He is the twentieth person sentenced in the $20-million scheme that targeted thousands of elderly people. Ninety-one of the victims lived in Missouri – communities including St. Louis, Chesterfield, University City, Ballwin, Valley Park, and O’Fallon.

The defendants were indicted in 2016 and 2017.  All twenty pleaded guilty, and have been ordered to repay the victims.

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