TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2018
A Knoxville woman helped uncover a scam that sought to steal money from elderly residents with promises of millions of dollars locked in a safe, Knoxnews reports. The 75-year-old unnamed victim, who was told she won a sweepstakes, was given a safe supposedly stuffed with millions. She would be given the key to the safe only after she paid taxes on the winnings. The victim paid the scammers $43,500 before contacting the authorities. One of the conspirators in the scheme, Betty Lou Repka Myers of Texas, has been arrested but several others are still at large.