Two Williamsburg residents who extorted money from local residents found out the hard way that it does not pay to impersonate College students.
p. Jeremy Johnson, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jonathan Rubright, 24, of Las Vegas, Nev., were arrested and charged with attempting to obtain money by false pretenses, according to The Daily Press. The two suspects sold fake magazine subscriptions in the Kingsmill and St. George’s Hundred neighborhoods, claiming their door-to-door scam operation was a fundraiser for the College’s drama club and assuring residents that their purchase would be sent to soldiers in Iraq.
p. Suspicious residents investigated the pair’s claims. Johnson and Rubright are currently free on $5,000 bond.