Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office charged that a Texas couple bilked a Mississippi family out of $13,000 by claiming to be a debt settlement company.

John Clune, 50, and Monica Clune 44, both of Farmer's Branch, Texas, were charged last week on five counts of wire fraud. The couple worked under the business name A Different Debt Company, which purported to act as an advocate for people dealing with creditors, according to the attorney general's office.

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