Kansas man admits to swindling buyer of online pharmacy

November 25, 2019 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Kansas man has admitted swindling the buyer of an online pharmacy business.

The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that 37-year-old Jeffrey P. Wilson of Olathe pleaded guilty Monday to one count of wire fraud.

Wilson admitted in his plea that he placed an ad on Craigslist offering to sell an online pharmacy. He then made false statements and sent fabricated bank records for the business to a Texas man who responded to the ad. He falsely claimed the business was grossing $15,000 to $40,000 a month.

The victim paid Wilson $120,000 before learning the business had virtually no revenue and the website had been shut down after he failed to pay for monthly maintenance and hosting.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 18.