Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Police: Con Man Jailed

An Iowa man is behind bars for taking as much as $200k from a deaf woman. Police say Austin McDaniels, who also deaf and went by other names like Randall Rogers and Barry Minter, pretended he was an attorney and convinced the woman that she was in legal trouble for the way she was selling TTY machines. A woman named Chris Story has been charged with being part of the scam. Prosecutors say McDaniels gambled away most of the money he received. He could get up to 20 years in jail.