7 Ohioans Indicted For Allegedly Scamming Cash From Seniors

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A Ross County Grand Jury indicted seven people for allegedly ripping off seniors in an organized scam.

Charles Kuhn Jr. and six others were named in the indictments.

According to officials, Kuhn and the others impersonated lawyers, judges, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

They are accused of stealing around $400,000 since 2011.

Victims were found in Ross, Pickaway, and Hocking counties. Some of the victims were told Kuhn was expected money from a lawsuit that they could share by assisting him with legal fees. Others were told they were beneficiaries of an estate but had to pay fees to get the inheritance.

The group even allegedly accepted heroin instead of cash in some cases.

The indictments named Charles E. Kuhn of Circleville; Brad J. Davis of Circleville; Susan B. Dowland of Stoutsville; Kevin M. Dunn of Circleville; Mark A. Peoples of Circlville; Jennifer S. Pumell of Stoutsville, and Curtis D. Smith of Derby.