Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said a Louisville man was arrested after he scammed an elderly woman out of thousands of dollars — and there may be more victims.
Lawrence Williamson, 60, is charged with knowingly exploiting an adult and possession of synthetic cannabinoid.
Melton said Williamson and two 17-year-old boys went to a trailer Tuesday and told the woman her roof was in need of repair.
The three allegedly went onto the roof after she agreed they could do the work. After only 10 minutes, Melton said, they returned and told the woman she owed them $6,000.
She wrote them a check.
The victim’s son later reported the incident to the sheriff’s office.
Melton said security cameras caught Williamson cashing the check immediately afterward.
Williamson allegedly ran a similar scam in Louisville.
He is in the Franklin County Regional Jail on an $11,000 bond. Melton said the two teens have not been charged.
The case is ongoing.
Melton said several more complaints have been received about Williamson, and he thinks there may be more victims.
Williamson mainly focused his efforts on the eastern side of Franklin County, Melton said, specifically in the areas of Indian Hills and U.S. 460.
Melton asks anyone who thinks he might have been a victim of this scam to call 502-875-8582 so a deputy may be dispatched to take a report.