Durham Police Arrest Accused Scam Artist
Posted July 10, 2005 11:40 a.m. EDT
DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham Police Department arrested Saturday night a man they believe scammed several people, including a bride-to-be, out of thousands of dollars.
Police found Beverly Perry, 53, hiding in a bedroom at his home on Linwood Avenue in Durham Saturday night.
Police said two people paid Perry thousands of dollars to arrange a Florida vacation that he never provided.
Perry also has been accused of scamming a bride-to-be out of about $2,500 for a wedding cruise.
Police said Perry was supposed to meet the bride and more than a dozen of her friends and family in May at a local shopping center to make the trip to Miami for the cruise. But, police said, Perry never showed up.
Perry is being held on $50,000 bond in the Durham County Jail.