BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland man has been arrested in an alleged $50 million mail fraud scheme.
Federal prosecutors in Baltimore say 57-year-old Eric Epstein of Pompano Beach, Florida, was arrested Wednesday in Florida. He was indicted on Aug. 24, and is charged with mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service.READ MORE: Two Teenagers Shot, One Killed, At Inner Harbor During Memorial Day Weekend, Police Say
According to the indictment, Epstein co-founded a telemarketing business called Midway Industries that was based in Maryland. Authorities say Midway sold lightbulbs and cleaning supplies to businesses, schools, churches, nonprofits, and government offices.
Prosecutors say Midway charged customers for products they never ordered.READ MORE: Jarrettsville Young Marines Honor Fallen Heroes, Prepare For Memorial Day
Epstein, who will be extradited from Florida, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Sept. 15. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.Baltimore City And Surrounding Communities Experiencing High Community Transmission Of COVID-19
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