1st Choice Sales and Marketing, Inc. Representatives Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges

Friday, December 14, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :  Friday, December 14, 2012
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605)773-3215 
 

  
1st Choice Sales and Marketing, Inc. Representatives Arrested on Theft by Deception Charges
 
PIERRE, S.D.-   Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Angie Lee Barnes, 37, Daniel Island, South Carolina and Teresa Poston Duffee, 50, Georgetown, SC, were arrested on charges of theft by deception, class 4 felony with maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or $20,000 fine. 
 
Allegations stem from consumer complaints of fraudulent travel vouchers promising airline tickets from an airline that is nonexistent. In addition, the voucher notification includes a statement which reads “This is not a timeshare or land sales offer.” Once consumers called the number listed on the notification, they were instructed to redeem the travel voucher by attending a meeting that would last approximately 90 minutes.
 
Barnes and Duffee are presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.
The case remains under investigation with the Division of Criminal Investigation.