One person is in jail and another is wanted in the scams that took thousands from local seniors.

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office announced that one person has been arrested and another is wanted in connection with phone scams that bilked seniors out of thousands of dollars.

Kino Roper, 26, is behind bars. Police are looking for the other suspect, Christopher Roper.

On October 10, 2021, Kino Deandre Roper, 26 was arrested and charged with multiple felonies as a result of these multi-agency investigations. He is currently at the Madison County Jail Facility. Investigators have identified a second subject wanted in connection with these scams, Christopher Roper, 30. Kino Roper faces three counts of Theft by Deception 1st with bonds of $90,000. Agencies recovered $166,000 cash in connection with the arrest of this individual. 

Kino Roper and his associates have a network of individuals who, through extortion and fraud, induced elderly citizens across north Alabama and surrounding counties to pay thousands to tens of thousands of dollars each to purportedly help their relatives in need of assistance while preying on their concerns for loved ones.

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