Police Warn Elderly of Scams in Fairfax County

Fairfax Police are investigating a series of scams targeting elderly residents of Franconia. There have been at least two incidents of scams towards the elderly in the past two weeks.

On November 22 a man approached an elderly woman having trouble closing the hood of her car. The man offered to help her and followed her home. The man fixed the woman's vehicle, and Police say the woman then paid him $700 for the minor repair.

The second incident occurred on November 30, when two men approached an elderly man at his home and offered to seal coat his driveway for free. When the men were done, they charged the man $3,600 for the service, police say. The man told the suspects he was calling the police, and they fled but not before they stole the man's wallet.

Police believe that the same suspect was involved in both cases. He is described as a 20-year-old white male, 5' 7" in height and weighing approximately 225 pounds. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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