CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (12/01/2022) – On October 24, 2022 a Kentucky State Police Post 5 detective received a complaint of an internet scam that had occurred in Trimble County. The victim had been scammed into sending $520.00 to a fictitious computer protections program that he was told he needed during a telephone call.
The victim was instructed to send money to a PO box in Atlanta Georgia. Detective Dave Roberts contacted the US Postal Service and was able to obtain the information for the subject who controlled the PO box. Detective Roberts, throughout the course of his investigation, determined that the box holder who is a resident of Atlanta had been receiving money from numerous subjects from various locations through out the United States. It was determined the monies were then forwarded out of the country.
In excess of $40,000 was recovered as a result of this investigation. Kentucky State Police was assisted in the investigation by the US Postal Service. This is an ongoing investigation.
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