Indiana Investment Scams Land Terre Haute Man in Jail
Jason Severs, 37, has been charged with at least 95 counts of theft and
Indiana investment scams over the past ten years. Officials discovered the scams when an Ohio woman
reported she had asked Severs for some of her cash and was unable to recover it.
The investigation revealed that Severs had allegedly bilked at least 30 people out of over $3 million. According to Terre Haute Police Detective Pete Holvey, the investment fraud victims consisted of "family friends who knew his parents, grandparents, and maybe grew up in the same area."
Severs offered investments in his company, which he claimed was based in Israel. The company supposedly involved a collection of businesses that offered services such as construction and diamond cutting. Officials say Severs offered returns of 15% on the investments, but did not actually invest any of the cash he took in. Instead, he allegedly worked out of Terre Haute and used the cash to pay his personal expenses and bring in new investors.
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