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Father, son sought in alleged church scams

Posted March 11, 2009

— Authorities were searching Wednesday for a father and son suspected of scamming church members in at least three counties.

David Twitty and his son, Travis, have approached church congregations to seek financial help, saying a family member had been injured or killed in an accident, authorities said.

The men have received money from churches in Moore, Chatham and Lee counties, authorities said.

David Twitty is described as a black man in his 30s, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. He brown eyes and dreadlocks.

Travis Twitty is described as a black man who is 16 or 17 years old, 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He has brown eyes and long dreadlocks.

The men are believed to be driving a red Jeep Cherokee with South Carolina license AKA-475.

Anyone with information about the men is asked to call the Moore County Sheriff's Office at 910-947-2931.


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  • toot Mar 11, 2009

    They got us about 1.5 years ago in Orange County. Great actors.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 11, 2009

    Hope they're caught. Churches are there to preach their religion. But they also are great contributors to the community. If these characters are scamming churches, they are taking money that could have been used to help true needy people. If they are in need of food and a place to sleep, I'm sure the County Jail can accomodate them just fine.

  • sayitoutloud Mar 11, 2009

    If thats a picture of his son, he looks to be 20 or 21, not 15, 16.

  • Piny tek Mar 11, 2009

    So he had his son when he was 13 years old?