Grammy scam alleged in Montgomery County

May 29, 2008 4:19:44 PM PDT
It's an alleged "Grammy scammy" in Montgomery County. Authorities say Paul Krueger claimed to be a Grammy-nominated record producer. He's been arrested because authorities say he scammed on-line lovers out of almost 100 thousand dollars. He was offering romance and big money producing CD's and DVD's.

According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, 50-year old Paul Krueger worked his scam on milllionaire match.com.

Some alleged victims were romanced. All were asked for money. Krueger promising one to triple her investment in weeks, and telling another he was away in Scotland producing Michael Jackson's new record.

But in reality...

"He was swindling them, he was manipulating them, he was stealing their money," Ferman said.

The D.A. says say the smooth talking Krueger operated last year from a modest Souderton apartment that belongs to his ex-wife.

Neighbors recall Krueger as an odd man who lived in the basement. All of Krueger's thirteen alleged victims are from out of state. Among them a fashion model and a jewelry designer. "They were looking for companionship. And they were looking in the wrong place," Ferman said.

$100,000: that's Krueger's estimate take.

Prosecutors say it's gone, apparently gambled away in Atlantic City casinos. Krueger was arrested Wednesday at Harrah's where he was enjoying a free meal.


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