Saturday, March 24, 2007

Peoria Man gets 4 Years in Ebay Fraud Case

Man scammed customers out of $800,000

Friday, March 23, 2007
of the Journal StarPEORIA - A man who bilked eBay users out of $800,000 was sentenced to just more than four years in federal prison Thursday. Anthony L. McEnroe, 36, whose address is listed in court records as 3717 N. St. Michael Ave., apologized and told U.S. District Judge Joe McDade that he wanted to fill the orders from the online auction house but wound up making bad business decisions that drained his money.

His decisions cost hundreds of eBay customers money. When the FBI raided his warehouse in Bloomington in 2001, they found $100,000 of commemorative state quarters that he was supposed to mail off to buyers.

McEnroe held dozens of auctions to "pre-sell" each of the 50 state quarters before they were released by the U.S. Mint. Customers on eBay would bid on the right to get the popular coins first. But he never filled the orders.

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