3 Face Prison Time In $1 Million Toilet Paper Scam

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three people face up to two decades in prison in a $1 million toilet paper scam in Palm Beach County.

Federal prosecutors say the trio conned elderly customers into buying unnecessary septic products, in some cases toilet paper to last more than 70 years.

The Miami Herald reported Saturday that the three worked for FBK Products. A phone number listed online for the Riviera Beach-based company was not a working number.

The three pleaded guilty last week in federal court to conspiring to commit wire fraud. They will be sentenced in February. Three other employees are awaiting trial.

More than a dozen victims were told that they needed the company’s special toilet paper to avoid ruining their septic tanks because the federal government changed regulations on toilet paper. The federal government, though, does not regulate septic tank products.

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