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Man wanted for scamming elderly

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago May 08, 2015 May 8, 2015 Friday, May 08 2015 May 08, 2015 3:20 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police said they're looking for a man who scammed people out of their money after claiming to be in Baton Rouge performing odd jobs.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD has an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Dustin Kenneth Gant on charges of theft and stealing from the elderly.

Police said Gant went around to several homes in the city last month and offered to do odd jobs around people's homes. The victims said they gave Gant money, but he never did the work he promised.

McKneely said Gant is fresh off a conviction in September 2014 for the same crime, stealing from the elderly.

Police believe there may be other victims in the Baton Rouge area. They asked anyone who may have been scammed by Gant or know where he is to call the BRPD Financial Crimes Division at (225) 389-3871.


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