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Detroit Man Charged With Scamming 5-Year-Old Girl

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DETROIT (AP) – The Michigan attorney general’s office has charged a Detroit man with running a gift card scam on a 5-year-old girl.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says Otis Lee Josey was pretending to be a radio station employee in November when he told the child and her mother he was authorized to give restaurant gift cards in exchange for donations to a charity benefiting a children’s hospital.

Schuette says Josey accepted $5 from the girl in exchange for a $20 gift card to Chuck E. Cheese’s. The attorney general says the card was a fake. The 54-year-old Josey faces arraignment Tuesday in Detroit District Court on a misdemeanor charge of false pretenses, less than $200.

There’s no telephone listing for Josey, and it wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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