Elder fraud: One coupleís losses and hard lessons
By: ALLEN G. BREED - The Associated Press
The Associated PressPHOTOGRAPH: This April 19 photo shows a framed picture and other mementoes of Charles and Miriam Parker in their Raleigh, N.C., home. In the foreground is a plaque bearing the name of the ship he served on during World War II. The couple were ensnared by an international sweepsta...
The Associated PressCHECKS: In this June 11 photo, Assistant Attorney General David Kirkman holds checks of the type often received by targets in his Raleigh, N.C., office. The recipient forwarded them to his office. Kirkman said sometimes the checks carry the names and account numbers of legitimate...
The Associated PressFAMILY: In this Thursday, April 19 photo, Miriam Parker and her daughter Donna stand in the dining room of her Raleigh, N.C., home. Donna Parker and her siblings struggled for nearly seven years to extricate her parents from the clutches of an international sweepstakes scam.