WEST CHESTER An international fugitive accused of scamming an elderly Chester County man out of more than $260,000 has been arrested in the Dominican Republic and deported to Pennsylvania to face charges, according to law enforcement officials.
Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Jack Mayer stole the money from an 84-year-old East Caln Township man by telling him he had won a $3.5 million sweepstakes, and needed to pay the taxes and fees before receiving his prize.
Officials said Mayer's bank account indicated that he had stolen more than $1 million from senior citizens around the country.
"When we reached out to these people, a couple of them don't want to believe it is a scam," Hogan said. "They are still waiting for their $3 million, $5 million, whatever he promised each one of them. It takes a black heart to pick on the elderly."