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Fraud calls target locals in Gillette, many of them older

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Elaine and Everett Varner just wanted to surprise their family.

It’s been almost 10 years since they first got the phone call declaring the couple, in their 70s at the time, lottery winners.

Christine Olson

American Legion Post 42 bartender Christine Olson talks to patrons Thursday afternoon in Gillette. Last fall, Olson prevented a scam account from targeting the local American Legion post, along with other businesses in Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

Christine Olson

American Legion Post 42 bartender Christine Olson said she was surprised to learn her post and its members were among those targeted in a potential scam.

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