Florida man accused of Kosciusko Co. scam - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Florida man accused of Kosciusko Co. scam


A Florida man is in jail in Orlando after, police say, he scammed a local Kosciusko County resident. 

Florida police, along with officers from the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department raided the home of Derrick Cordero in Orlando last week.  He is currently being held on a drug related charge, but local authorities believe he is involved in a scam.

The Sheriff's Department says a Nappanee woman had been contacted by Cordero and persuaded to pay thousands of dollars in closing fees for a time-share property in Kissimmee, FL.

When police raided the home last week, they found about $30,000 in marijuana, and seized computers, documents, and other devices as part of the scam investigation.

Cordero is currently being held in Florida on his drug-related charges, but also has an active felony warrant for theft/fraud in Kosciusko County.  There is no word yet on when he is expected to be extradited to Indiana to face charges.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.