- Associated Press - Saturday, June 18, 2016

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) - Police in Vermont say a man who told them he was hired as a courier to pick up a package containing $10,000 in cash sent by a scam victim has been charged with fraud.

Waterbury Police Chief Joby Feccia says 73-year-old Aleksandar Vitman, of Lassalle, Quebec, was arrested Friday as he was picking up the package of cash using fake identification.

Feccia said one package was from a 74-year-old Indiana woman who was told over the phone to send $10,000 for a public defender to represent her grandson, who’d been arrested.

Feccia said officials intercepted that package, and the one Vitman arrived to pick up was from a second victim.

Vitman is being held on $5,000 bail. It was not immediately known if he has a lawyer.



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