Inmate is Charged with Scamming the Families of Holocaust Victims

An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute in Petersburg has been charged with running a scheme to cash in bank accounts intended for the families of Holocaust victims.

Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old John Kenneth Leighnor Junior falsely represent himself as a descendant of a Holocaust victim and sought claims on bank accounts abandoned by victims of the Nazis.

August 6, 2008