ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A 40-year-old Marietta woman has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison after prosecutors said she preyed on consumers who were in debt as part of a multimillion dollar telemarketing fraud.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlantasays Kara Singleton Adams and three others defrauded consumers by using a variety of company names to promote a false credit card interest rate reduction program.

Adams was found guilty in November on charges of wire fraud, structuring financial transactions and conspiracy.

Prosecutors say Adams was sentenced to 17 years, six months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution.

Adams’ three co-defendants were sentenced last month after being convicted of related crimes.

  1. Gopal Das says:

    Unfortunately, there are still tons of similar telemarketing scams out there…We must stay out of this scams.And this could be only possible when we are aware regarding this.There is an iPhone app recently released, called Scam Detector, which exposes over 500 of the most notorious scams. It is worth checking it out, if you have an iPhone. The app is also online, if interested: Kinda cool, actually.

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