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Man charged in more than $100K Houston legal scam

 
Man charged in more than $100K Houston legal scam
Posted March 16th, 2014 @ 9:16am by The Associated Press

Investigators in Houston say a man who faked being a legal consultant has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 from an unsuspecting client.

 

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking other potential victims to contact officers if they've had dealings with 34-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Wilson.

 

Jail records show Wilson was being held without bond Thursday on theft and credit/debit card abuse charges. Online records do not list an attorney for Wilson, who was booked Wednesday.

 

Authorities say Wilson pretended to be a consultant for a now-defunct law firm and charged thousands of dollars for work not done or legal tasks he's not authorized to perform.

 

Investigators say a woman who was scammed out of at least $100,000 discovered Wilson used her debit card for his personal shopping. 

 

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