Detroit man charged with scamming girl, 5

The Michigan attorney general's office has charged a Detroit man with running a gift card scam on a 5-year-old girl.
AP Wire
Apr 24, 2012


Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Otis Lee Josey was pretending to be a radio station employee in November 2011 when he told the child and her mother he was authorized to give restaurant gift cards in exchange for donations to a charity benefiting a children's hospital.

Schuette said Josey accepted $5 from the girl in exchange for a $20 gift card to Chuck E. Cheese's. The attorney general said the card was a fake.

The 54-year-old Josey was arraigned Tuesday in Detroit District Court on a misdemeanor charge of false pretenses, less than $200.


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