Russellville police detective John Waid said officials were tracing names on the counterfeit money orders and contacting agencies around the country to collaborate on investigations.
The success of such efforts vary, he
said, depending on the agency.For example, he
said it's hard to get police in Los Angeles to track down a suspect in a fraud case in Arkansas.They have bigger fish to fry, he
As for the unsuspecting victims, Waid
said many were women who met the scammers in singles or religious Internet chat rooms.
The con artists scour the Internet for people who are lonely or down on their luck, Waid