Washington man arrested for money laundering, theft

WASHINGTON – Police arrested a 20-year-old Washington man for alleged theft and money laundering.

According to a press release, the Washington City Police Department was contacted by a California resident who had sold a car to an individual in Washington.  Police were contacted after the seller was notified that the sale was fraudulent.

Investigations led to George Scott of Washington, who has been allegedly involved in many fraudulent transactions using a credit card he is not unauthorized to use. One of the transactions involved the purchase of the the car, which Scott later sold to a third party.

Scott was arrested and booked into jail on third-degree felony counts of money laundering and theft by deception. Bail has been set at $10,000.

The investigation is ongoing.

Ed. Note: Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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5 Comments

  • ladybugavenger August 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    When he got arrested the first time, he didnt take any responsibility, he pointed the finger at other people. George, take responsibility. You had permission to use the credit card for something…i believe that.But you did not have permission to by a car- i believe that. And then you sell the car you didnt have permission to buy in the first place. Holy moly George. You aren’t living right. Face it George, you are a criminal. Its your fault. Not other people. Stop blaming others and take responsibility for your action. I wanted to believe you were innocent, but I can’t.

  • ladybugavenger August 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    *allegedly 🙂

  • ladybugavenger August 27, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    He got married, had a baby and I’m sure his wife put pressure on him BUT no excuses George, you know right from wrong. Maybe his wife should also be investigated

  • DoubleTap August 28, 2013 at 10:14 am

    WOW….white collar crime in St. George???? REALLY???? My oh my…..who would’ve known??

    • ladybugavenger August 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      A wite collar crime buy a blue collar guy…there is something you don’t see everyday.

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