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March 31, 1987

18 PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR ADAPTING CELLULAR PHONES TO BILL OTHERS

By CBR Staff Writer

Every technological development is followed by its own scam, and so it is that 18 people, including a hair stylist, a plumber, a petrol station owner, a doctor and a student – all the types of people who like to be in when they’re out – were last week arrested by secret service agents and the Feds and charged with ripping off Nynex Mobile Communications to the tune of $40,000 by altering the ID ROM in their cellular phones so that all their calls got billed to some other poor sap.

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