Man Who Bilked Elderly Gets 10 Years

From Times Staff Reports

A man found guilty in 1998 of defrauding the elderly by telling them they had won a sweepstakes was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on Thursday.

Ray Prince, 42, formerly of Burbank, was convicted of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud in a scheme in which he told elderly people that they had won the American Family Publisher's sweepstakes and asked them for "processing fees," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Prince may have bilked his victims of as much as $1.3 million.

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