Kentucky police arrest men from out of state in scam case
DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky police have arrested two men from out of state in connection with a scam case.
Danville police say the scammers were able to convince a victim that their bank account had been compromised. The scammers represented themselves as bank employees trying to help the victim in transferring their assets into a secure account.
Police say the victim completed multiple transactions with the suspects, including two hand-to-hand cash transactions. They say the victim suffered a loss of more than $100,000.
During the investigation, Danville police were able to set up a controlled transaction with the suspects on Wednesday.
When the suspects showed up, they were taken into custody without incident.
Police say 29-year-old Lan Unwei, of Philadelphia, and 42-year-old Yong Fu Li, of New York, are facing charges of theft by deception $10,000 or more.
Both are being held in the Boyle County Detention Center.
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