Free TV Ruse Nabs More Than 100 Fugitives

October 5, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM EDT

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Free TV Ruse Nabs More Than 100 Fugitives

October 5, 2011 Updated Oct 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM EDT

More than 100 wanted fugitives were arrested last month as part of a sting by the Cook County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office that promised free televisions and other merchandise as a lure, according to the Chicago Tribune.

According to the report, authorities last month sent 10,000 letters advertising the prize giveaway to people with outstanding warrants for felony, misdemeanor and civil court cases.

Watch video and read the Chicago Tribune story HERE.