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Arizona couple lose $13K in fraud scheme

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CONGRESS, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a northern Arizona couple has lost thousands of dollars in a fraud scam.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says the husband and wife, who are in their 90s and live in Congress, were told March 6 that they won a Mercedes-Benz.

Spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says the caller told them a $1,200 processing fee was required.

D'Evelyn says the husband complied and shared card numbers from pre-paid "Green Dot" cards.

He says the victim ended up buying more cards and the suspect accessed more than $11,000.

Authorities say the suspect called pretending to be someone else and demanded money for airfare to bring the couple a prize of gold bricks.

D'Evelyn says the couple contacted the Sheriff's Office on March 15 and deputies traced the calls to Jamaica.

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