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Two arrested in phone-card scam

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Posted: Feb 4, 2010 6:29 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: phone cards, international, scam, theft, arrest, Katy, Texas, Bossier City, Alexandria, Metairie

Alexandria Police have arrested two men who they say scammed a Texas man out of $19,000.

Police say 26-year-old Abdel J. Yousef of Metairie and 31-year-old Saed Mousa Yousef of Bossier City have been charged with theft of more than $500.

Police say the Katy, Texas, man arranged to meet with both men in Alexandria in August.

When they met, investigators say the Texas man gave the Yousefs $19,000 in international phone cards - which he sells - in exchange for two cashier's checks.

Police say the Texas man found out the checks were fake when he called to verify their authenticity.

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