4 charged with fraud in elaborate $800K Mexican gold scam

Four men, including three from New Jersey, are accused of defrauding a commodities trading business out of $800,000 in what they initially pitched as a possible joint venture to buy and sell Mexican gold.

Harold Mignott, 54, of Voorhees, James Adkins, 64, of Hillside, Jerrid Douglas, 43, of Freehold, and Roy Johannes Gillar, 44, of Las Vegas, are each charged with one count of wire fraud.

The men falsely stated their company could provide a “standby letter of credit” from a major international banks backed by Mexican gold bonds so the victims’ company could purchase gold oversees and sell it to gold …read more

Source: NJ.com Camden

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