2 More accused in federal telemarketing crackdown - KMOV.com

2 More accused in federal telemarketing crackdown

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A southern Illinois federal crackdown on a Florida-based time-share telemarketing operation is broadening with indictments against two more former employees.

A federal grand jury in East St. Louis has indicted Joseph Grizzanti of Green Acres, Fla., and Kenneth Foote of Lake Worth, Fla., on mail-fraud conspiracy counts.

Authorities say the two worked for Creative Vacation Solutions, which allegedly falsely told time-share owners in unsolicited calls they had buyers for their properties.

The telemarketers solicited fees of up to several thousand dollars from victims in purported closing costs they promised to refund when the deals closed. But the company pocketed the closing costs.

Online court records do not show whether Grizzanti or Foote have attorneys. A message left with Grizzanti wasn't returned, and Foote doesn't have a listed home number.

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