James Richard Currey, 55, Winter Park, Florida, was sentenced in federal court on one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing of timeshares. Currey was sentenced to one year in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release and was ordered to pay $67,137.50 in restitution to the individual victims.
The investigation determined that Curry was a telemarketer for National Solutions and related companies located in Orlando, Florida. National Solutions defrauded consumers across the continent using the fictitious names, Bluescape Timeshares International, Country Wide Timeshares, Countrywide Timeshares MA, Landmark Timeshares, Propertys Direct, Quicksale Propertys, Sun Property Networks, Sun Property’s, Universal Propertys, VIM Timeshares, Propertys DRK, Quick Sale Advisers, Quick Sale International, City Resorts, Resort Advisers, American Timeshares, Exit Week, and Resort Advisors International. These companies targeted owners of timeshares throughout the United States and Canada. In various court filings related to the National Solutions scam, the government has alleged that the overall scam bilked over 2,500 consumers out of at least $6 million.
The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys William E. Coonan and Michael Hallock.