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Selma Man Arrested On Fraud Charges

Posted February 12, 2002

— A man authorities say promised false hopes to hundreds of local residents is in jail and facing a number of criminal charges.

Police said James Strickland hired people to work at a Selma warehouse, but he never paid them. Many of the employees had given up their jobs, looking forward to better-paying ones with Strickland.

Investigators say the warehouse never existed.

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