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Rocky Mount men accused of trying to defraud 91-year-old woman

Posted September 22, 2010
Updated September 23, 2010

— Two Rocky Mount men are facing fraud charges in Guilford County.

Investigators said on Wednesday that Cedric Renwood Pierce, 57, and Randall Scott Weeks, 38, tried to scam a 91-year-old woman, living on Wicker Street in Greensboro, out of $1,200 for chimney repairs.

Investigators said the men offered to repair damage to her chimney for $15, but after beginning work, they tore a hole in the woman's roof. The woman told investigators that she was then advised that the damage was worse than originally believed and that the cost would be $1,200.

Investigators said both men are employed by BRM Construction Company.

Pierce was also charged with exploitation of the elderly, malicious damage and obtaining property by false pretense, investigators said.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on similar crimes was asked to call Greensboro Police Department’s Fraud Squad at 336-373-2255 or Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.


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  • reeceeyarnell Sep 23, 2010

    Good thing it wasn't my mother or grandmother they ripped off or attempted to rip off. My mother as well as both of my grandmothers would have took a hammer to their head and put a boot up their back side!

  • YeaOh Sep 23, 2010

    There are a lot of old folks being scammed in Rocky Mount for home repairs. There's a culture of these scam artist there.

  • peppercorns Sep 23, 2010

    Nice...bet they would be the first one to yip if it was their grandma who got ripped off. Hey.. and good for granny for filing a complaint and not paying them!!! Smart lady!

  • garnertoy Sep 23, 2010

    I hope the judge throws the book at them

  • Here2tellya Sep 23, 2010

    No repair would EVER be $15 for anything! You know it's a scam. They should be ashamed of themselves for what they've done.

  • NCStatePack Sep 23, 2010

    True American Heroes I say for trying to clean that 91 year-old's chimney

  • raggy831 Sep 23, 2010

    I hope that they will not be working for BRM Construction any longer.