Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Checks on Way to Telemarketing Workers

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Checks on Way to Telemarketing Workers

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Byline: Rich Tucker, Times-Union staff writer

Paychecks are in the mail for most of the roughly 120 employees of two Jacksonville telemarketing companies the Federal Trade Commission shut down last month.

Fidelity Resources, a Miami-based company the telemarketing businesses contracted to handle employee payment, fronted about $73,000 in back wages.

Fidelity director Alex Marrero said the paychecks were printed and mailed yesterday. He plans to seek reimbursement from the approximate $400,000 the FTC seized when it shut down two Jacksonville telemarketing companies April 12.

The FTC says Thomas Gregg Holloway and his telemarketing companies -- Southern Telmark Corp. and First Freedom Financial Corp. -- conned customers into paying up to $229 each by illegally promising to provide credit cards.

"We've tried to do the right thing here by paying these employees, but for the time being, we're going to be the ones left holding the bag," Marrero said. …

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