Sapulpa man charged in Internet fraud

Tuesday, October 19th 2004, 3:17 pm
By: News On 6

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) -- A Sapulpa man is charged Tuesday with three felony counts of fraud for allegedly using the Internet to defraud three consumers of almost $30,000.

Samuel -J- Phillips was charged Tuesday in Creek County District Court. He is accused of accepting payment for trailers he sold on e-Bay, but failing to deliver the product.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson says Tuesday's charges should serve as a reminder to consumers to be cautious when making Internet purchases.

He encouraged consumers to get as much information from a seller as possible and to be wary of sellers requesting money up front before starting work on a product.

Two of the consumers allegedly defrauded by Phillips are from Texas. The third consumer lives in California.