Jeffersonville man accused of cheating 91-year-old woman out of $27,300
A Jeffersonville man has been arrested after police say he and an accomplice cheated a 91-year-old woman out of $27,300.
Friday, June 5th 2015, 10:36 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersonville man has been arrested after police say he and an accomplice cheated a 91-year-old woman out of $27,300.
It happened between March 27, 2014, and April 5, 2014, according to an arrest warrant.
Police say that at the time, 57-year-old James C. McGuire and his accomplice worked for Accent Chimney, Roofing and Gutters. A 91-year-old woman called them to her home to inspect a crack in the corner of her bedroom ceiling to look for water damage, and also to install a new awning in front of her home.
Police say the suspects instead told her she had water damage to the chimney of her garage -- and that they had fixed it, and installed the awning. They then told her that she owed them money for the repairs.
The woman allegedly gave them four separate checks.
Later, police say the woman's daughter discovered that no work had been done at all and that the worker's "deceived her."
The total amount of the theft was $27,300 -- and McGuire himself received $9,500 of that money, according to the warrant.
McGuire, who was already in custody, is now charged with knowingly exploiting an adult and theft by deception.
His bond on the new charges, according to Louisville Metro Corrections, is $27,300.
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