Two men arrested in connection to a string of scams

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Two men sit in Laurel County Jail accused in a string of scams in Southern Kentucky. Police say the men are part of a group called the Irish Travelers, which may be responsible for crimes in several other states as well.

Charles Ingle, 86, says seven years ago he was scammed by a man named Paul O'Hara. Ingle says O'Hara demanded $5,000 for a paint job initially quoted for $250.

Ingle's daughter, Joann True, says she did what she could to find the man she says was responsible but had no luck.

Now a Paul O'Hara sits in the Laurel County jail with brother Billy. Police say the two may have been involved in a recent string of scams, mostly targeting the elderly.

Local investigators are now working with agencies from multiple states. They believe the O'Hara brothers were part of a group called the Irish Travelers, known to pose as utility workers to enter a home and then steal from their victims.

London Police believe more victims will come forward.

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