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Man pleads guilty in telemarketing scam affecting southern Ill. families

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Federal authorities say a Florida based telemarketing scam may have affected dozens of local families.

The US attorney representing the Southern District of Illinois says the scam targeted owners of timeshares across the country.

Ralph Johnson, 34, of Delray Beach, Florida pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Investigators say Johnson worked for Creative Vacation Solutions and managed to con some 141 victims out of more than $280,000.

Johnson faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced in December.

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