Former WIVK Newsman Pleads Guilty In Fake Money Order Scam
June 11, 2012 at 5:06 AM (PT)
The KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL is reporting that former Country WIVK/KNOXVILLE newsman BERNARD ADDISON has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to counterfeit money orders. ADDISON has been freed by U.S. District Judge THOMAS PHILLIPS pending sentencing on SEPTEMBER 24th.
The charge accused ADDISON of serving as a middleman for a GHANA-based scam that forged POSTAL SERVICE money orders and sent them to U.S. victims who would cash them for a cut of the action. He was arrested in APRIL after POSTAL SERVICE inspectors intercepted a package of counterfeit money orders and set ADDISON up in a sting. In the plea agreement, it was stated that ADDISON earned no more than $2,000 for his part in the scheme.