NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Officials in the U.S. Attorney's Atlanta office say a Coweta County man has pleaded guilty to charges associated with an internet fraud scheme.
Authorities Thursday said 71-year-old Randolph Wayne Hill falsely advertised that his company could deliver tons of chemicals used in farming and other industries to customers around the world.
Officials say Hill claimed in March and April 2008 that he could deliver 120 tons of fertilizer chemical to farmers in Suriname - a nation north of Brazil. Authorities say the farmers paid hill $60,000 for chemicals they never received.
Officials say Hill offered to supply a Cartersville-based company with 160 tons of chemicals used to fireproof fabric. Authorities say the company paid Hill nearly $200,000 for materials they never received.
Hill's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 4.