PELHAM, Georgia (AP) - Sheriff's officials in western Georgia say a prison inmate and his girlfriend are accused of targeting the elderly in a red-light camera scam.
Clay County Sheriff's spokeswoman Mary Justino told sources that 27-year-old Ashley Nicole Dean found stories about areas with red-light cameras and relayed that information to 38-year-old Daniel Ray Floyd - who is serving a 20-year sentence in the Autry State Prison for armed robbery, DUI and additional offenses.
A warrant says Floyd used two cellphones he had in his cell to impersonate a sheriff's lieutenant and tell elderly victims that they needed to pay nearly $500 for traffic violations and missed court dates, or face jail time.
Authorities say Floyd and Dean are facing fraud-related charges. It's unclear if they have attorneys.