Friday, January 21, 2022
27.7 F
Fort Worth

Round Rock man gets 5 years in prison for Internet scam

🕐 1 min read

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Texas man is going to prison for an Internet scam using the identity of a deceased Mississippian.

Attorney General Jim Hood says 52-year-old John Wiggins, of Round Rock, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory to two counts of fraudulent use of identity involving a Craigslist scam.

Gregory sentenced Wiggins to five years on each count. The sentences will run at the same time. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $3,500 to the scam victims, who live in Colorado and Oklahoma.

Authorities say Wiggins orchestrated a scam involving the sale of a truck, using the identity of a deceased Mississippi resident as the seller. Wiggins obtained the money from the victims who were trying to buy the truck, which was actually nonexistent.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.