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Woman Gets Two Years for Aiding Nigerian Internet Check Scam

A Washington woman was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison and five years of supervised release for her role in an Internet counterfeit check scheme.

Edna Fiedler pleaded guilty in March to attempting to defraud U.S. citizens in a scheme known as a Nigerian check scam.

Fiedler helped her accomplices in Nigeria send fake checks to people who had agreed to cash the checks on behalf of the sender, keeping some of the proceeds and sending the rest back.


The fraud victims most likely thought they were helping out someone who needed a person in the U.S. to cash a check for them, according to the U.S. Department of Justice....

COME ON !!! These people were not "helping someone out". The were trying to make a free dollar. Did anyone decline to collect their fee for cashing these fraudulent checks ? I doubt it.
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