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Man charged with selling bogus newspaper ads

4 years 2 months 3 weeks ago March 28, 2013 Mar 28, 2013 Thursday, March 28 2013 March 28, 2013 11:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

SHREVEPORT - A 61-year-old Minden man faces charges in at least six parishes and one Texas county in connection with an alleged scam that involved selling bogus newspaper ads.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says David Edward Dix is accused of going into several Caddo businesses and stating that he works for a local newspaper.

Prator says Dix sold ads and told the businesses their ads would appear in the June edition of the paper. When the ads did not appear, the businesses contacted the paper and discovered Dix never had worked for it.

Dix was booked into Caddo Correctional Center this week on two counts of theft and one count of forgery.

Dix is also wanted in Bossier, Claiborne, DeSoto, Jackson and Bienville parishes and Harrison County, Texas.

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