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Two arrested in phone-card scam

5 years ago February 04, 2010 Feb 4, 2010 Thursday, February 04 2010 Thursday, February 04, 2010 5:29:39 AM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

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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