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Utah / Fraud of Mormons #528279

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 29, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Provo, UT) Con artists targeting Mormon community examined; Chilean's efforts to defraud Osmond family of large sum cited as example [US attorney Brent WARD - notes drug trafficking isn't UT's biggest problem.] Mormon attitude toward peers thought basis of con game's success. [WARD - comments.] Mormon bishop's cultivation of congregation for diamond investment scheme noted. [Fraud victim Frank WHITE - notes sense of community contributing to situation.] Collapse of Grove Finance Company discussed. [Fraud victim J. Kirkwood COLLINS - recalls his experience.] [Victim Lela ASTIN - agrees.] [Consumer education specialist Dr. Carol CLARK - advises public.]
REPORTER: Dennis Moore

Moore, Dennis;
Palmer, John

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