Four Arrested In Illegal International Telemarketing Scheme

Four people have been charged in an alleged international telemarketing scheme targeting seniors. 29 year old Fabian Gray (aka) Mike Taylor, 29 year old Avia Reid, 20 year old Khalelah Powell and 29 year old Romaine Gordon all of Myrtle Beach have been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The group knowingly, willfully and intentionally conspired to defraud victims by use of telemarketing since June 2015. The defendants falsely informed more than 100 victims that they had won large awards of money and then convinced the victims that they had to pay fees in advance in order to receive their awards. At least $665,000 was stolen in the scheme. The defendants trials are pending.