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Police looking for scam artist repair man

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IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Officials are investigating a scam which has taken place twice in the past two months, according to a release from the Statesville Police Department.

This scam is perpetrated by a man who has advertised himself as an appliance repair business. He created websites, which two people had contacted about coming to their home and possibly repairing a household appliance.

In one case the request was made to repair a washer, and in the other case, the victim needed a refrigerator repaired, the report states.

In both cases, the man came to the victim's home, looked at the appliance and told the victims that he needed to order a part to perform the repair. The victims in both cases wrote the man a check, and were told that he would obtain the part and return to repair their appliance.

However, officers say he never returned to either victim's home.  After investigating, officials learned that he would cash the check at a bank the very next day.

All attempts to contact the individual were met with disconnected phone numbers and false addresses.

In both cases, the scammer has identified himself as a David Henderson, and has used two different business names for the websites. One was called Affordable Home Appliance Repair of N. Center St. in Statesville, and the other was called All In One appliance repair in Maiden.

Both victims have described the man as a heavy set white male.

If anyone may have been a victim of this type of scam, please contact Investigator Crystal Scott at 704.878.3406.

If anyone has information regarding these cases, they are urged to contact the Statesville Police Department at 704.878.3406, or Iredell Crime Stoppers at 704.662.1340.

Callers may remain anonymous.

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