Man Charged In Alleged Repair Scam

10:45 AM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Culpeper man faces charges after allegedly not performing repair or maintenance work he promised to do for another man in Fairfax.

According to police, on April 18 a man reported that his father was promised repairs or maintenance to his home and paid for work that was not done. The father paid a man and a few others several times for work that wasn't needed or was not performed, according to police. The payments had allegedly been made since September 2012.

Thirty-six-year-old Michael "Dwayne" Wharton of Culpeper was charged with four felony counts of obtaining money by false pretense and one felony count of money laundering, say police. Police say an officer served the five warrants on Wharton at the Adult Detention Center, where he was being held on other charges. 

Bond for Wharton was set at $25,000, according to police.

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