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PROSECUTOR: There could be more victims of wedding photographer

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- There could be more victims of a wedding photographer who is accused of taking couples' cash, but not their pictures.  Ramon Rodriguez is charged with six counts of theft and DUI.

Police say from August 2008 to March 2009 he took about $16,000 from several clients to shoot photographs at various weddings.

Rodriguez was arrested in New York near the Canadian border last Friday.  Prosecutor Elizabeth Jones Brown believes there could be five to ten more victims:  "We want to reach out to the victims in those cases and find out how much money their contracts included to see if we can get that in the restitution order so we can take care of that at the same time."

Defense attorney Brian Butler said, "We have some to pay back, part of a deal with the Commonwealth.  He wants to do that, otherwise he would have never surrendered himself at the U.S. border -- that's his goal, to pay people back that have legitimate claims."

Rodriguez is expected in court in two weeks.

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