Online Scamming Suspect Arrested at Helena Regional Airport - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Online Scamming Suspect Arrested at Helena Regional Airport

Posted: Updated:
HELENA -

The hunt for an Internet scam mer came to a close last night at the Helena Regional Airport with the foreign suspect behind bars, ABC Montana's Joe Moeller brings us more.

Like the old saying goes, if it is too good to be true it probably is. Scanners try everyday all around the world to scam money out of innocent people. Nearly a month the Helena Police Department was contacted from an individual who had claimed he had one a prize lottery via email, but first needed to pay a small fee in order to obtain the lottery money.

"This person decided to send money and what was kind of different about this one is it actually developed where one of the people supposedly belonged to the lottery was flying out here to see this person." said Helena Police Chief Troy McGee.

Once police started investigating this case, they worked on getting another supposed lottery official to come to Helena.

"Promise him more money and somebody did fly out last night and we did arrest him on this lottery scam." continued McGee.

And it was here at the Helena Regional Airport where Helena Police Department Criminal Investigators caught Delano McKenzie in relation to one of these too good to be true scams.

After contacting the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Jamaican national, Delano McKenzie here on a visa who is believed to have scammed the Helena individual out of $20,000, is now behind bars and appeared in court Friday afternoon.

"This is my first time watching this video I am unaware of what is going on." said Delano McKenzie in court.

"This is punishable in Montana by a $50,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison or both if you are found guilty or plead guilty to this offense." said Lewis and Clark County Judge Michael Single. 

This case could be brought to federal court, and the feds are aware of McKenzie arrest here in Helena. His bail is set at $75,000. The Helena Police Department wants people to be aware  and cautious of these scams.

"If you are not sure, check with us, give us a call, we will look at it we have seen them all we can check with the feds too if it looks like something we haven't seen before." added McGee.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • A Lecture on a Cold Case Delivers a Special Message

    A Lecture on a Cold Case Delivers a Special Message

    Dr. Clem Pellett has traveled around the country telling the story of how he was able to get justice for his grandfather, who was murdered by a hitch hiker in Montana, but Tuesday night was the first time Pellett had ever shared his story with a Montana audience."I want to thank you all for something that is near and dear to my heart. That is Montana," said Pellett to the audience at his lecture.Pellett said during the search for his grandfather's killer he was able to find something more imp...
    Dr. Clem Pellett has traveled around the country telling the story of how he was able to get justice for his grandfather, who was murdered by a hitch hiker in Montana, but Tuesday night was the first time Pellett had ever shared his story with a Montana audience."I want to thank you all for something that is near and dear to my heart. That is Montana," said Pellett to the audience at his lecture.Pellett said during the search for his grandfather's killer he was able to find something more imp...
  • Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
  • IS ANY OF THIS YOURS? Stolen Property In Spokane County Recovered

    IS ANY OF THIS YOURS? Stolen Property In Spokane County Recovered

    Friday, February 28 2014 1:56 AM EST2014-02-28 06:56:08 GMT
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Earlier this month, the Spokane Valley Sheriff's Property Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 5500 block of N. Hemlock.
    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Earlier this month, the Spokane Valley Sheriff's Property Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at a home in the 5500 block of N. Hemlock. The search warrant was part of an investigation involving multiple burglaries and trafficking of stolen property, and yielded many stolen items, including air compressors, wielding equipment, a bag of yarn, and miscellaneous tools.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.