- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted a Goodyear man in a telemarketing scheme that offered people fraudulent opportunities to work from home.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says Lawrence Raymon Pargo is facing six counts of theft plus counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, illegal control of an enterprise and money laundering.

Prosecutors say Pargo was the owner of Buyers Cash Club between March 2014 and March 2015.

The telemarketing company solicited people by phone to purchase ownership shares of the company, advertising packages, and websites purporting to sell products from various retailers at 50 percent off the retail price.

Pargo is accused of not having agreements in place with the retailers that he purported to have, and people who bought items from his business didn’t receive what they purchased.

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