Nevada Man Sentenced to 12 Years for $1.5 M eBay Scam

A 40-year-old Nevada man has been sentenced to 12,5 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution for defrauding more than 250 persons in an Internet fraud scheme involving high-end appliances.

Darin French was convicted Feb. 18, 2011, of 22 counts of mail fraud, 11 counts of wire fraud, and three counts of money laundering. His wife, Jennifer French, 38, was also convicted for her role in the fraud, and will be sentenced July 11, 2011, the FBI’s Las Vegas Division announced.

Darin and Jennifer French in 2003 to 2004 set up website called “Look What We Got” and advertised high-end kitchen appliances. But after some customers sent payments for items they wanted to buy, the defendants failed to deliver the purchases.

More than 250 victims were defrauded of approximately $1.5 million, the FBI said.

 

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