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Scamming suspect arrested in Baton Rouge

3 years 2 months 2 days ago November 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2013 Friday, November 15 2013 November 15, 2013 1:22 PM in News
Source: BRPD
By: Brian Waldrep

BATON ROUGE-  A man accused of scamming victims out of thousands of dollars in the Baton Rouge area, is now behind bars.

Deputies arrested Dustin Gant on Friday, following a short foot chase.

They say Gant, along with Faye Smith, scammed a 58 year-old victim that was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  The two suspects went to the victim's home, saying they would do miscellaneous jobs and apparently stole numerous checks totaling more than $50,000.

Deputies say they believe there are other victims.

Gant suffered minor injuries during the chase and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Faye Smith remains on the loose.

Anyone with any information on her whereabouts, is urged to call Baton Rouge Police.

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