Arrest in Dubuque Scam Ring

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Another man who's allegedly part of a large scamming group operating out of Dubuque is now in police custody.

The charges against Austin Bain include ongoing criminal conduct and second degree theft. Police say he was a part of a scam that would call people and tell them a loved one was in jail and needed bail money.

Investigators believe Bain was the one who would collect wire transfers.

19 others with ties to the Dubuque area face state charges. 11 people face federal charges.


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