The Berkshire Eagle reports inside, authorities found tens of thousands of dollars in cash, computers and a notebook containing a script used for defrauding people over the phone.

Two cousins inside the apartment — Jitendra Chaudhari, 27, of Williamstown, and Ajaykumar Chaudhari, 24, of Pownal, Vt. — were arrested in the scam, which, prosecutors say, spanned five states and netted about $300,000.

Both men were arraigned Wednesday in Northern Berkshire District Court and ordered held on $100,000 bail.