Dubuque Police say Payton McCarville turned herself in this morning.


PD News Release HeaderDate: September 21, 2017


Lieutenant Scott Baxter
(563) 589-4473

Authorities Seeking Assistance in Locating Wanted Person


Payton McCarville and others from Dubuque or surrounding areas, have been charged with wire fraud. The charges are contained in an Indictment filed August 24, 2017, in United States District  Court in Cedar Rapids.

The Indictment alleges that from December 2015 through September 2016, the individuals participated in a scheme to defraud people throughout the United States and that the fraud was primarily targeted toward the elderly.  The charges allege that participants in the fraud would call a person on the phone and falsely tell that person that a relative was in jail. The caller would then ask the victim to wire money via Western Union or Money Gram as bail money to get the relative released. The charges allege that participants in the fraud picked up the wire transfers and, eventually, some of the participants would send the money overseas.

Members of the public should not try to apprehend McCarville. Anyone with information should contact local law enforcement or the ICE Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE.

Do not attempt to apprehend any subject. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this fugitive, immediately contact your local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office or call the national hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE as soon as possible!

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