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Parker sentenced for fraud

Ruston man gets 46 months in prison for charges

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced Thursday that James Cedrick Parker Sr., 56, formerly from New Roads, now residing in Ruston, was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James to 46 months in prison for defrauding an elderly victim.

Parker was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $212,000.

Parker reportedly devised a scheme to defraud the elderly victim by convincing the victim that Parker and Parker’s family were in need of financial assistance and support due to dire medical and financial problems. Over a period of time, Parker obtained more than $212,000. When the victim asked when he would get his money back, Parker reportedly told the victim that in order to get his money back, the victim would have to pay additional money for fees and expenses.

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