3 Maine ‘handymen’ charged with scamming elderly Mass. man out of $90,000

Posted April 19, 2012, at 12:26 p.m.

HAVERHILL, Mass. — Police say they have arrested two Maine men and are looking for a third accused of scamming a 92-year-old Massachusetts man out of $90,000 by overcharging him for odd jobs around his home.

Haverhill police say 34-year-old Billy Adams of Saco, Maine, and 33-year-old Edmond Wormwood of Biddeford, Maine, were arrested in their home state on a warrant issued in Massachusetts, where they face a charge of larceny by continuous scheme.

Police also issued a warrant for the arrest of 28-year-old Michael Mills of Arundel, Maine.

The suspects first showed up at the victim’s Haverhill home in February and offered to do small jobs.

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Police told The Eagle-Tribune the men did some yard work and painting but “were charging an exorbitant amount of money for substandard work.”


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