Lexington police announce charges against serial scammer Sherman Denny

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Prolific Lexington scam artist Sherman Denny is in police custody after officers say he caused a crash.

Denny was placed into custody at the intersection of Man o' War Boulevard and Liberty Road.

Police say Denny had seven warrants for his arrest. He is charged with three counts of theft by deception, wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing and evading, failure to appear out of Clark County and a probation violation.

Investigators say Denny has gone up to prospective victims saying he is from out of town and forgot his diabetes information. He is considered a serial scammer, faking illnesses to get cash from compassionate victims.

Police had a run-in with Denny Mar. 25 when officers say he nearly hit an officer driving away from a scene near Executive Drive. Officers received a tip that Denny was back in the same area scamming victims Monday. Officers followed him until Denny sideswiped another vehicle.

Denny was also charged with making an improper turn and disregarding a traffic control device.

Sherman Denny - May 2015

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