By Associated Press and msnbc.com
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Talk about a dirty scam.
Federal prosecutors in Florida say at least three people working for a septic tank company duped elderly customers into buying about $1 million in unnecessary products -- in some cases enough toilet paper to last more than 70 years.
More than a dozen customers were told they needed special toilet paper to avoid ruining their septic tanks because the federal government changed regulations on toilet paper. The federal government does not regulate septic tank products.
Christopher Lincoln, Mary Moore and Joseph Nouerand each pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to commit wire fraud.
The Miami Herald reported that they worked for FBK Products. A phone number for the Riviera Beach-based company was not working Saturday.