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Business in Adams served as headquarters for nationwide phone scam

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Three people pleaded guilty in connection with operating a nationwide scheme intended to defraud individuals through phone scams.

According to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Spokesperson Andrew McKeever, 29-year-old Jitendra Chaudhari of Williamstown, Massachusetts and 26-year-old Ajaykumar Chaudhari of Pownal, Vermont pled guilty on Monday to larceny over $1,200 by single scheme and attempt to commit a crime to wit: larceny over $1,200. Parth Chaudhari also pled guilty to the same charges in December.

The court ordered them to pay $212,924 in restitution payments before accepting the plea, so the victims are ensured to get their money back and in a higher amount than through a jury trial and restitution hearing.

Adams police were alerted in March 2020 by other jurisdictions that victims were sending…

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