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Security school operators indicted over bogus jobs

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Weeks after Fox 5 exposed a company that was advertising bogus jobs and taking money from clients, two people are now facing charges in the scheme.

A grand jury has indicted Osemond Bottex, 37, and Jerry Owens, 48, for defrauding job seekers of thousands of dollars by falsely promising their victims job placement as security guard, according to prosecutors.

"The false promise of a job is especially unacceptable in this economy," District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement. "These defendants are charged with preying on individuals who were trying not only to improve their own lives, but to make homes and businesses safe for others."

The attorney for Bottex said his client denies the charges, saying that services were provided.

Defendant Information from the New York County District Attorney:

ROSEMOND BOTTEX, a/k/a MR. COOK, Brooklyn, NY

Charges:

  • Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony, two counts
  • Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count
  • Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, three counts

JERRY OWENS, a/k/a MR. MADISON, Burlington Township, NJ

Charges:

  • Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony, two counts
  • Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor, one count
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