- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A Kissimmee man has been convicted of grand theft for wooing investors through a sham record company, and it wasn’t for a song.

The statewide prosecutor said Tuesday that 49-year-old Scott Campbell netted $1 million over 10 years from the scheme. A jury convicted Campbell of first-degree grand theft after a week-long trial.

Prosecutors said Campbell used dating and social media websites to find female investors under the guise that he was interested in dating them.

He would tell his potential investors that he was starting a record company that he would use to find new talent.

Prosecutors say Campbell used the money to support his lifestyle, not a business.

He faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced next year.


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