Arizona fraudster blames opioid addictions for his telemarketing scams against the elderly.
In July 2018, Kyle Dennis received 7.5 years in prison for a telemarketing scam. This particular scam targeted the elderly. Dennis said that the reason behind his scam was his addiction to opioids. He also claimed that he used the scam to fund other personal expenses.
Dennis operated the telemarketing scheme through Red Mountain Holding Company and Internet Advertisement Holding Company. He was the sole owner of both companies. Investigators say that Dennis told victims that his companies were affiliated with Google. He contacted them by phone and sold them web creation services.
Dennis never provided the services to the victims. Despite this he managed to “collect $590,820 from investors across the country” said investigators. A staggering $400,000 came from conning one man alone. The perpetraitor targeted elderly people in many states. Some of those states included Indiana, Washington, Colorado, Minnesota and Florida.
Dennis plead guilty to one count of fraudulent schemes in July 2018 at the Maricopa County Superior Court. He also plead guilty to three counts of theft. In addition to 7.5 years at the Arizona Department of Corrections, Dennis is also required to complete probation.