Three people in Florida have pleaded guilty to scamming customers of their septic tank company, FBK Products, into buying unnecessary products, including in some cases enough toilet paper to last more than 70 years. They are charged with lying to customers by telling them that federal regulations required special toilet paper.
Christopher Lincoln, Mary Moore and Joseph Nouerand, pleader guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud. They sold unwitting customers special soaps and systems while claiming association with various federal agencies. For some customers, the pitch didn’t . . . well, pass the smell test . . . and they contacted police.
The three could now spend decades in jail. Two others are awaiting trial — a dangerous position given the cooperation agreement with these three individuals. Many of the victims were the elderly, who are easy prey for unscrupulous salespersons.