A Greenlawn woman is due in federal court Friday to answer charges that she participated in a massive scheme to defraud mostly elderly and vulnerable victims around the country.
Lorraine Chavaloutis is the third person to face charges in the scheme that tricked hundreds of thousands of victims into believing they had won prizes ranging from tens of thousands to several million dollars but had to pay fees from $19.95 to $25 to process their claims. The prizes did not exist.
Tully Lovisa of Huntington pleaded guilty in October and is awaiting sentencing. Shaun Sullivan of Merrick pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
The three were arrested last summer.