Non-Profit Charity Executive and Telemarketing Company Operator Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Mail and Wire Fraud

Pensacola, FL— The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, with thetelemarketing assistance of the Charities Division of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office, has prosecuted and convicted Gary R. Tomey of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and mail fraud in connection with a telemarketing scheme.

The defendant ran Children and Family Services Inc. (which later changed its name to Children’s Charitable Services Inc.), a non-profit charitable organization which fraudulently solicited charitable donations via calls and flyers through his telemarketing company to donors in many states, including the State of Mississippi.

“Scams like this will not be tolerated in Mississippi,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “I commend the U.S. Attorney’s Office for their work and support in this case.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is trying to reach as many potential victims as possible in this case.  If you have donated to the above organization and/or Mississippi Children Services Inc., or Mississippi Children and Family Services, you may be a victim of this crime.

If you think you might have donated to one of these organizations, please contact Victim/ Witness Specialist Gretchen Busbee at the U.S. Attorney’s Office at (850)-444-4000 or email her at Gretchen.Busbee@usdoj.gov.