WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Three South Florida salespeople face up to 20 years in prison for conning elderly people into buying unnecessary septic products.
Christopher Lincoln, Mary Moore and Joseph Nouerand pleaded guilty in federal court this past week to conspiring to commit wire fraud, The Miami Herald reported Saturday.
Authorities said the three worked for FBK Products of West Palm Beach and told their victims they needed to buy the company's special products to avoid ruining their septic tanks.
During phone sales, salespeople for the FBK Products claimed the company was affiliated with the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, federal prosecutors said. Victims were also told they needed to buy special soap, detergent and toilet paper or their septic tanks would not pass federal inspections.
Prosecutors said the company made about $1 million from more than a dozen victims nationwide.
Lincoln, Moore and Nouerand will be sentenced in February. Three other suspects are awaiting trial.