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Police: 2 people report lawn services scam in Cabell County

Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:09 AM

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Cabell County Sheriff's Office:

FALSE PRETENSES, SWINDLE, CON GAME: Two people reported coming in contact with the same man, who offered to clear trees and brush from their property for a fee, but did not complete the job after receiving payment.

A 73-year-old woman living in the 6100 block of Davis Creek Road in Barboursville and a man living in the 3700 block of 16th Street Road each reported the man approached them in August at their homes, and he asked each of them if they needed any trees or brush cleared from their property.

Each victim reported paying the man a down payment, which the man said was a dumping fee or simply a down payment. The man reportedly did some work, typically trimming brushes or cutting down a tree before asking for the remainder of the payment and leaving the victims' properties.

Each victim reported they had not been able to get in contact with the man since he left their properties, and they reported the man provided each of them with receipts.

The man took a total of $1,750 from the victims.

The following information was provided by reports filed with the Huntington Police Department:

GRAND LARCENY: A 63-year-old man reported someone took more than $7,500 in tools and construction equipment from a job site he was working on in the 1500 block of Norway Avenue sometime between Sept. 14 and 17. The incident was reported on Wednesday.

The following information was provided by booking records at the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Nathan Dewayne Workman, 20, was incarcerated at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with two felony counts of sexual assault in the third degree, felony soliciting a minor via computer and misdemeanor obstruction. Bond was denied.

Nicholas Ryan Wood, 23, was incarcerated at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with felony conspiracy, felony receiving and transferring stolen property and felony obtaining under false pretenses.

Vallerie Jean Jordan, 54, was incarcerated Wednesday evening. Authorities in Mason County charged her with being a fugitive from justice. Bond was denied.

Shane Alan Meadows, 24, was incarcerated Wednesday evening. Authorities in Mason County charged him with two counts felony forgery and uttering. Bond was $2,000.

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