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Police ID wanted repair man scammer

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STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) -

Officials have identified a man they say scammed two people in two months, according to a release from the Statesville Police Department.

Officials say Michael David Henderson has advertised himself as an appliance repair business. He created websites, which two people had contacted about Henderson 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, Henderson 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 him 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.

In both cases, the scammer 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.

On July 9, investigators obtained two warrants on Henderson for obtaining property by false pretenses.

Henderson, who has had 30 consumer complaints filed, according to the Better Business Bureau, and was on their dirty dozen list of the worst businesses in the southern Piedmont.

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 or Henderson's whereabouts, 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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