St. Louis County man admits to scam aimed at elderly - KMOV.com

St. Louis County man admits to scam aimed at elderly

 ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County man faces sentencing in January after admitting to a phone scam that preyed on the elderly.
  
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 29-year-old Jerome Mills of Berkeley pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He was involved in a scam in which phone calls were made to elderly people claiming that their children or grandchildren were in a hospital or jail in Mexico, and urging them to send money help.
  
Federal prosecutors say Mills and others involved in the scam stole or tried to steal $86,000.
  
It wasn't clear if anyone else has been or will be charged in connection with the case.
 

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