Derby man indicted in movie fraud scheme

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WICHITA, Kansas – A southern Kansas man has been indicted on charges of creating dozens of false identities so he could buy discounted DVD and Blue-ray movies and then resell them.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that 45-year-old Harvey C. Self, of Derby, is charged with nine counts of mail fraud, plus money laundering and tax fraud.

Self told The Associated Press he has eight children and was raising money to support his kids by buying discs in bulk and selling them individually. He says armed agents came to his house last year and took what they wanted. He says they also cleaned out his bank account and that of his then 75-year-old mother.

The indictment says agents seized 2,833 DVDs and Blu-ray discs from his home.

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