NBA money should allow you not to become a credit card scammer, but alas here we are.
Former NBA All-Star and first-round pick Chris Gatling has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for running a fraud scheme.
Gatling, 50, pleaded guilty in September to two counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, one count of which had been reduced from a forgery charge as part of a plea agreement.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office said a Scottsdale police investigation found Gatling owned and operated a telemarketing business that targeted vulnerable seniors and sold them fictitious websites with promises of making thousands of dollars.
Gatling collected over $155,000 from 12 people between October 2014 and February 2015, according to the Attorney General’s Office.
Gatling was the guy sending you the emails saying he was the Prince of Zamunda and would give you $1 million once he got his $10 million inheritance.
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