Canton Scam

Canton, Cherokee County GA. April 20, 2010 - Cherokee Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested 2 individuals suspected of defrauding an elderly Cherokee County woman. Marvin Moore, 48 years old of Waleska, and Brent Roberts, 28 years old of Waleska, were arrested Monday and charged with Theft by Conversion of Payment. Moore was released yesterday on a $7,000.00 bond. Roberts remains in custody on a $7,000.00 bond.

The pair is accused of approaching an elderly woman on March 11th at her Canton home and asked if she needed any labor around the house. She advised the suspects she had a leak in her roof and they stated they could repair it. The suspects asked for $150.00 up front for materials. They returned the next day with another unidentified male and climbed onto the roof. The suspects later advised the victim they had repaired the roof and received an additional $400.00 payment. It began to rain the same day as the repair and the roof continued to leak. The victim’s neighbor later advised her that the men sat on her roof and performed no work. The victim did obtain the suspects tag number which assisted investigators in locating them. The suspects were driving a black Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck.

Both suspects are currently out on bond in Pickens County for similar activity. Investigators are concerned there may be additional victims in the area and urge anyone who paid these men for work around their home to contact investigators at 770-928-0239.

Brent Roberts

Marvin Moore

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