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Massachusetts woman arrested for alleged lottery scam

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to bilk an 82-year-old man from New Jersey out of more than $6,000 in a lottery scheme.

Adair Lane, 67, of Centerville, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to forgery of a check, uttering a false check and larceny of more than $250 during her arraignment at Barnstable District Court on Wednesday.

Adair was attempting to cash more than $6,000 in money orders at the TD Bank in Centerville when bank employees called police, according to a police report. The money orders had been placed on alert by bank security after an elderly New Jersey man reported that he had been the victim of a lottery scam, the report says.

Adair told police that she did not know the man whose name was on the money orders, but a friend sent them to her because "he wanted to help me out," according to the report. The report says she said her friend told her the man was "about 80 years old and is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, I believe."

The victim, according to the report, was contacted by a man who said he won a lottery, but would have to pay taxes on the winnings. He was directed to send seven money orders to Lane, but eventually became suspicious and contacted the bank, which in turn put a hold on the money orders, police said.

A pretrial hearing in the case has been scheduled for Oct. 13.

Cape Cod Times, Lottery Post Staff

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Posted: September 22, 2016, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

No shortage of scummy people out there.

Never give up.  Banana

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    Posted: September 22, 2016, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

    She'll get a slap on the wrist knowing my home state.  Going to try to look up her picture to see if the good old ugly stick hit her. 

    Too bad this isn't a Federal crime.  Now the IRS scammers have gotten wiser, now they want gift cards from certain places.  Microchip technology could really nip this in the butt until the scammers get scanners that is!

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      Posted: September 22, 2016, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

      Oh what tangled webs we weave.......Roll Eyes

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          When will they Learn the 82-year-old man should know better stop Crying You will get more money next month when you get your Security Check.

          Let it Snow Snowman

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            That 82 year old man earned his social security check... The criminal didn't.  BTW, I think as people get older they tend to trust others more than they should.

            Never give up.  Banana

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              So Miss Lane is telling the police that her friend has such a giving spirit that he was willing to" help her out " by sending her these checks that have another person's name on it. Of course Lane was not going to ask her friend to identify the person. After all,  you have to trust your friend who is looking out for you. This excuse is right up there with " my dog ate my homework. " See you in court Ms Lane. 

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                That 82 year old man earned his social security check... The criminal didn't.  BTW, I think as people get older they tend to trust others more than they should.

                Do they really trust others more? and if so,  is this because they have accepted the fact
                that they are not as young as they used to be, and sometimes have to rely on others?
                or is it because they get soft in thier golden years?

                or is it because this old woman and man had an affair with each other, he gave
                her the money orders as payment, and either they are both to senile or it was
                to bad to remember?..no?...thoughts?

                "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                  I hate this sort of thing. I dislike all scammers. Instead of doing good, especially in these days that have been proving most difficult for more and more people, here come these scummy people popping up, all over the doggone place.

                  • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                  • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                  • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                            (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                    Do they really trust others more? and if so,  is this because they have accepted the fact
                    that they are not as young as they used to be, and sometimes have to rely on others?
                    or is it because they get soft in thier golden years?

                    or is it because this old woman and man had an affair with each other, he gave
                    her the money orders as payment, and either they are both to senile or it was
                    to bad to remember?..no?...thoughts?

                    An 80 year old having an affair? 

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                      An 80 year old having an affair? 

                      About 6pm She say's can you fill out them money orders before you to Bed

                      Green laugh

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                        When will they Learn the 82-year-old man should know better stop Crying You will get more money next month when you get your Security Check.

                        I'd say the picture you have up for yourself is very accurate! 

                        My Dad had Alzheimer's I watched him going from the GREATEST DAD IN THE WORLD, To a Man that didn't even know who I was over 5yrs until he passed away. Apparently you have not had to deal with this disease or any of the others out their like it!

                        When it comes too the elderly we SHOULD REMEMBER HOW LIFE WAS BACK WHEN THEY were in their 40'-50's The World has changed a lot, you can't TRUST people the way you could even 20yrs ago. Their are soooo many SCAMS in our world today I can't even keep up with them, I just continue to put them on my BLOCK CALL LIST!

                        I hope they Lock this Jerk up and she gets what she deserves in JAIL even if it's only for a short time & she's put in with others who still have Grandparent's or Parent's they Love and think about what if this happened too my Loved One? As you can tell you KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE TO HER!

                        HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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                          Posted: September 23, 2016, 6:17 am - IP Logged

                          I feel your pain; my Dad had Alzheimers too.  Scammers would get him all the time including foreign lotteries.  My Sister and I would love to meet that bit-h that had Dad sign for credit cards and she racked up huge bills.  Glad that he didn't pay on them best to our knowledge since the credit card companies harassed by older Brother to no end trying to get him to pay.  That is illegal best of my knowledge, he was not liable for any debts Dad had. 

                           

                          I'll keep trying to find a picture of this beauty charm that did this to an 82 year old man.  Don't folks have any shame anymore?  Do any LP posters think like I do that these folks are amongst the 'entitled' bunch that thinks the world owes them something?

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                            She'll get a slap on the wrist knowing my home state.  Going to try to look up her picture to see if the good old ugly stick hit her. 

                            Too bad this isn't a Federal crime.  Now the IRS scammers have gotten wiser, now they want gift cards from certain places.  Microchip technology could really nip this in the butt until the scammers get scanners that is!

                            SO VERY TRUE about the scammers and the Gift cards now because Western Union Caught on to them and so did every way else to send Money, It's about BLOODY TIME.

                            They need to go get real jobs like every person they are trying to scam, I'm sickened by the way people THUGS WHATEVER, think and sometimes get away with ripping off those that have worked/work for their money over the yrs & they just think they can come along and take it cuz it is easier then getting a real JOB!!

                            HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey