LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 14, 2018

A man believed to be a ringleader in the Jamaican Lottery Scam has been arrested.  Victims of the scam thought they were paying taxes on lottery winnings, but their money was actually being routed to scam artists in Jamaica.   Authorities say 22-year-old Kristoff Cain has been charged with corrupt organizations, theft by deception and other felony crimes.  Agents from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Organized Crime Section, working with local and federal agencies, identified Cain as a ringleader after last year’s arrest of Audrey Huff.  Huff, a Pittsburgh woman who was serving as a mule in the scam, wired more than $295,000 in stolen funds from Pennsylvania and other states to scammers in Jamaica, including Cain.

 

Multiple vehicles were involved in a traffic mishap Sunday that injured several drivers in Huntingdon County.  State Police say 81-year-old Timothy Reitler of Orbisonia was the operator of a Ford Escape on William Penn Highway in Smithfield Township.  Reitler’s auto veered off the roadway before striking another vehicle that was stopped at a redlight.  The collision set off a chain reaction involving a total of five vehicles.  Reitler was flown to UPMC Altoona for treatment of serious injuries.  Several others were transported to JC Blair Hospital.

 

Explore the rich history of Mifflin County. The McCoy House Museum is open for the season each Tuesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm now through September.  Special tours can be arranged by contacting the Mifflin County Historical Society at 717-242-1022.

 

You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Mifflin County.  The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Milroy Hose Company #1 on College Avenue from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

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