Houston Man Charged in International Scam

A Houston man is under arrest for his reported part in an international scam that bilked elderly victims out of more than a million-dollars.

Hackers contacted dozens of victims on Facebook and told them they could get a government grant of almost a million dollars.

All they had to do was mail a check to cover the taxes.

Those checks were routed to Harris County, where 65-year-old Joe Reyes reportedly laundered the money for a fee, converted it to Bitcoin, and sent it back to the scammers.

Reyes is charged with money laundering.

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