The two-count Indictment returned on May 19, named Adrian Orozco Perez, 25, of Kissimmee, as the sole defendant, currently detained at the Walton County Jail in Monroe, GA.

Florida Man Charged Operating A “Grandparent Scam” In Pittsburgh

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh has indicted a Florida man on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

The two-count Indictment returned on May 19, named Adrian Orozco Perez, 25, of Kissimmee, as the sole defendant, currently detained at the Walton County Jail in Monroe, GA.

According to Indictment, in February 2022, the defendant traveled to the Pittsburgh area to execute a scheme to defraud targeting elderly victims.

The two-count Indictment returned on May 19, named Adrian Orozco Perez, 25, of Kissimmee, as the sole defendant, currently detained at the Walton County Jail in Monroe, GA.
Adrian Orozco Perez, 25

To execute the scheme, members of the conspiracy called the victims, posed as an attorney, and falsely represented that one of the victim’s relatives, typically a grandchild, had been incarcerated and needed money for bail and legal fees.

The defendant then posed as a courier or bail bondsman, visited the victims’ homes, and collected the fraudulently obtained money. Perez engaged in similar conduct in Georgia and Tennessee.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

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