S.C. man convicted of wire fraud in Calabash

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

RALEIGH—A South Carolina man has been convicted in federal court for defrauding hundreds of customers in a furniture store scam.

Henry Rayford Privette Jr., 49, of Johns Island, S.C., was convicted on Aug. 13 for 10 counts of wire fraud by a federal grand jury.

Privette was first indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 28, 2007.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Privette operated Carolina Furniture, an Internet-based furniture store in Calabash, from 2000 to late 2003.

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