FBI agents arrested four Wisconsin people, including a New London man, Thursday, July 11.
They are accused of running a timeshare telemarketing fraud scheme.
Charged in the scheme are Mark S. Parks, 39, New London; Mindy L. Parks, 34, Brussels; Ashley M. Conant, 28, Bellevue; and Eileen M. Goltz, 51, who moved a year ago to Port Charlotte, Fla.
From October 2009 through April 2011, the FBI alleges the four of them owned several telemarketing businesses based out of Green Bay.
Their telemarketers would call timeshare property owners and ask if they were interested in selling their timeshares.
In the majority of cases, these companies falsely claimed they found buyers for the timeshare properties and solicited fees ranging from $200 to $2,500 from each consumer, according to an FBI press release.
The FBI accused the four of obtaining more than $2 million from timeshare owners through fraudulent claims.
The businesses named by the FBI include National Timeshare Resales (NTR), Intergrated Advertising Solutions (IAS), Administrative Timeshare Resales (ATR) and Midwest Timeshares (MT). All these companies were owned and operated at various times by all four suspects.