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Pity those poor old ladies who put their trust in a scheming DC-area travel agent to get them to Chicago to see Oprah... Terrance M. Hawkins was indicted today on 17 counts of theft after charging unsuspecting clients $500 each for a cross-country bus tour and tickets to see Winfrey tape her show. Alas, it was all a grift. [via]

 
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