- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PELHAM, Ga. (AP) - Sheriff’s officials in western Georgia say a prison inmate and his girlfriend are accused of targeting the elderly in a red-light camera scam.

Clay County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mary Justino told the Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1gnskr6 ) that 27-year-old Ashley Nicole Dean found stories about areas with red-light cameras and relayed that information to 38-year-old Daniel Ray Floyd - who is serving a 20-year sentence in the Autry State Prison for armed robbery, DUI and additional offenses.

A warrant says Floyd used two cellphones he had in his cell to impersonate a sheriff’s lieutenant and tell elderly victims that they needed to pay nearly $500 for traffic violations and missed court dates, or face jail time.

Authorities say Floyd and Dean are facing fraud-related charges. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com