EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – A 55-year-old Florida man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for his role in a timeshare telemarketing scam that bilked thousands of people out of more than $6 million, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.
According to court documents, James Currey pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. Currey was sentenced to one year in federal prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $67,137.50 in restitution.
Currey worked as a telemarketer for National Solutions and related companies in Orlando, Florida. National Solutions defrauded customers across the United States and Canada under several fictitious names.
Eight of the victims live in southern Illinois, hence the charges against Currey.