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Prisoner charged for carrying out USD 5,500 wire fraud from inside cell

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An inmate in has been charged with allegedly carrying out phone scam from inside of cell using a contraband mobile phone and impersonating a to demand the victim a USD 5,500 fine for missing jury duty.

Inmate Nicholas Rotunda Allen, 39, received the phone from someone not incarcerated at the prison and used a caller ID spoofing app to make the call look like it is from where the alleged victim lives, reported.

Allen told the victim to purchase USD 5,500 in Green dot prepaid cards to have an arrest warrant dismissed. If Allen is convicted on the single wire fraud charge, he could face up to five more years in prison and a fine of up to USD 250,000.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 22:31 IST