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Victims of scam targeting elderly getting help

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

They fell victim to thieves who promised to fix their homes, but ended up taking their money.

As we first told you on Tuesday, a dozen people in Lexington, many of them elderly, lost thousands of dollars in a scam.

But after our story aired, the folks at one organization stepped up and said they wanted to make things right.

Members with the Home Builders Association of Lexington are contacting all of the victims to see what their needs are, and how they can help.

"We just feel like it's the right thing to do," said Todd Johnson.

Johnson, with the HBA, says members were happy to help.

"You know it's kind of that season of giving anyway, an we certainly as a professional organization want to do what we can to help," said Johnson.

Back Construction and LCM Construction are helping with the repairs.

Some victims, like Patsy Wells, 82, lost $1,000 to the scam. Others lost even more.

After more than a year long investigation Lexington Police arrested Rocky Lee Slone, Glenn Wiley Stamper, and Tara Marie Stewart.

All three are charged with engaging in organized crime in this case which has been sent to a grand jury.


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