Ohio Is Getting Attractive for Scammers
OHIO — July 18, 2018
Ohio is getting more and more attractive for scammers of different types.
Morgan County Common Pleas Court, in Ohio, arraigned Andrew Jensen, 30, of Anchorage, Alaska, on 29 felony counts, including telecommunications fraud, identity fraud, grand theft of a motor vehicle, theft from the elderly, money laundering and misuse of credit cards, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office
The Alaska man is accused of defrauding people in Ohio and other states of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
He is jailed in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville following his indictment by a Morgan County grand jury.
According to investigators Jensen lied to people, telling them he was a successful businessman or military veteran, to convince them to give him money, property or services. He also allegedly made misleading statements to obtain loans, lines of credit, vehicles and other goods or services.
Investigators believe at least 22 people were affected and that losses total more than $450,000, according to the release.
His victims are drawn from many different demographics.