Indictment alleges ad sales scam

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Shannon woman has been indicted on charges that she attempted to defraud businesses by selling ads in a fictitious publication.

Prosecutors allege 49-year-old Veronica Rice told victims the ads would be placed in a publication distributed to military personnel and their families.

She was indicted this past week by a federal grand jury on four counts of wire fraud.

The indictment says Rice and others conspired to sell the ads for the non-existent CNFR Guide.

Court documents say Rice and others used fictitious names to sell the ads.

She has pleaded not guilty to the allegations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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