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The U.S. attorney announces efforts to combat fraud against seniors in southern Illinois

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Kenny Eliason

In connection with the Department of Justice’s announcement of its Elder Justice Sweep earlier this week, U-S Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois is pledging its support.

The U.S. attorney says as an example of this situation is the guilty plea recently by 64-year-old Danny Vaughn of Centralia.

A few years ago, Vaughn met a person on a dating site whom he thought was a young woman that was interested in having a relationship with him. This person turned out to be a scammer.

The scammer convinced Vaughn to engage in illegal activity, including purchasing items using stolen credit cards and then shipping the stolen items overseas, and depositing counterfeit checks into his bank accounts and sending that money overseas.

Vaughn will be sentenced on January 18, 2023.

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