Man charged for fraudulent salesA Superior man accused of snagging almost $700 in commissions from bogus telemarketing sales made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man accused of snagging almost $700 in commissions from bogus telemarketing sales made an initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court last week.
Kenneth Andrew Bowker, 24, faces five counts felony fraudulent writings. A preliminary hearing was set for March 6.
According to the criminal complaint:
Bowker was employed by a Superior company to contact potential customers to sell internet, cable or telecommunications services. If parties decided to make the purchase, Bowker would send them an email contract, which the customer would electronically sign and send back by email. Each time a document was presented, Bowker received a commission.
Six different companies on the East Coast complained to the telemarketing firm they declined the offer, but crews showed up to install services anyway.
In each case, Bowker sent an agreement document to an incorrect email address for an online document signature. The unauthorized contracts netted about $681 in commissions.
Cash bond was set at $1,000.