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Suspects Sought After Elderly Couple Victims Of Fraud

Reported by: Send eMail Kera Mashek
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Nov. 23, 2013 6:28 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 23, 2013 10:12 PM EST

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Fraud Case
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Danese, Fayette County , West Virginia

The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is seeking help finding several men they believe are connected to a fraud case.

Deputies said four men approached an elderly couple Thursday at their home in the Danese area of Fayette County.

They offered to apply a treatment to their driveway, and charged the couple more than the price initially agreed upon.

The men were driving a brown four-door pickup truck with a tar sprayer attached to the bed.

The victim thinks they're using the company name Smith's Paving, and describes them as white males, ranging in age from 30 to 50.

On Friday, another man approached the same elderly couple's house.

He identified himself to the homeowners as a member of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

He claimed to have questioned the men who'd worked on their driveway, and that they were carrying counterfeit money.

So he demanded they turn over any other cash they had.

He left with $2,000, and that's when the couple called police.

Authorities believe the men might be part of a group called "The Gypsy Pavers" and encourage anyone who is approached by the group or has any information about where they might be to call police.



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