9 indicted in cellphone trafficking scheme

Published 10:31 am Friday, May 15, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Nine Twin Cities area people have been indicted in a multimillion dollar cellphone trafficking scheme.

The indictments made public Thursday say homeless people were recruited to buy the cellphones using stolen identities and then sign up for a service plan that gave them the phone at a reduced cost. Authorities say the phones were shipped to Hong Kong and sold on the street for as much as $2,000.

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