Charles Turner Arrested For Fraud
A Georgia teen who ran an elaborate scammy scheme is behind bars. WSBTV reports that Charles Turner, 18, was on a secret crime spree; making several high-dollar fraudulent transactions, both online and through banks ranging from $14,000 to a whopping $28 million.
The teen was arrested this week at his Riverdale, Georgia home while he was waiting on a check he scammed from the State Department of Revenue. Turner’s scam centered around Riverdale X, an electronics business website that “sold” Amazon products for an upcharge. He used customer info to steal their bank account info then used that information to make payments to the Department of Revenue and to pay his car payments.
Investigators recently noticed that something seemed off about the money Turner was paying the state on a daily basis that ended up being reversed due to fraud and insufficient funds.
Josh Waites, an investigator with the Georgia Department of Revenue told WSBTV exactly how scammy Charles masterminded his plan.
“He actually set up a business, set up withholding accounts and sales tax accounts and was overpaying by more than $25 million onto those accounts and then requesting refunds for those same amounts to be returned back to him in his personal checking account,” Waites explained.
Last month he finagled himself into an $18,000 payment from a SunTrust Bank using a fraudulent check.
The salacious scammer’s mother and brother were home when he was arrested and they, OF COURSE, told investigators that they had NO IDEA what was going on. When he was arrested, however, one of the four cars in the family’s driveway was seized.
What do YOU think about this teenager’s fraud scam???