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Cameron pleads guilty to Craigslist scam

GREENVILLE – A Hocking County man charged with victimizing people in multiple states using Craigslist has pleaded guilty in the Darke County Common Pleas Court.

William S. Cameron entered a guilty plea as part of an agreement with the State of Ohio to one count of Grand Theft, a fourth degree felony. State prosecutors with the Attorney General’s Office agreed to dismiss a sole count of Telecommunications Fraud, a third degree felony, which Cameron was originally indicted on in December 2013.

Cameron reportedly stole over $10,000 from 30 victims across the United States, including Darke County and several from central Ohio, using the internet sales site. According to the indictment, Cameron reportedly advertised items using Craigslist and when the money was sent from the unsuspecting purchaser Cameron kept the money, never sending the item promised.

He is scheduled for sentencing June 30 at 10 a.m. after a pre-sentence investigation can be concluded as ordered by the court. He faces a maximum of 18 months and a $5,000 fine. Cameron is represented by local defense attorney Randall E. Breaden.

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