Surry police foil $30,000 fraud scheme, two arrested

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SURRY — A sophisticated fraud scheme was thwarted by the diligent efforts of local law enforcement and federal agencies, resulting in the arrest of two individuals posing as employees of McAfee Protection.

The suspects allegedly hacked into a computer system and falsely claimed to have accidentally refunded the victims a sum of $30,000.

Detectives Dylan Hall and Frank Jennings, Deputies Jon Mahon, Hunter Fernald, and Kamren Jennings, in collaboration with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Homeland Security, were able to orchestrate a meeting with the suspects under the pretense of collecting the erroneously refunded money.

The victims had withdrawn the funds from their financial institution as per the instructions of the fraudsters.

However, due to safety concerns, law enforcement intervened prior to the exchange taking place.

The two suspects, Kozaa Burns, 36, of Texas, and Laterrion Taylor, 38, also of Texas, were apprehended.

They were subsequently charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal attempt.

Following their arrest, they were transported to the Hancock County Jail.

The public is urged to report any suspicious activities to their local law enforcement agencies.

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