Two Men Indicted in Scam With Dyed Money

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

New Jersey man and a Philadelphia resident have been indicted on charges they scammed victims with worthless paper dyed black that was portrayed as real money and sold to people who paid to have the dye removed.

State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says the indictment was handed up Tuesday against 38-year-old Nyondah Blay of Trenton and 36-year-old Carl Jenkins. Each is charged with conspiracy and theft.

Authorities say the pair told people they needed several thousand dollars to buy chemicals to extract the dye from the paper. The men said the money was dyed to avoid detection and was smuggled out of Liberia.

The men promised those who paid for the dye would be repaid several times more than what they gave. Instead, they left victims with worthless paper.