Deputies searching for man wanted for home repair fraud

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office say they are on the lookout for a 42-year-old man who received money for a roofing job he never completed.

Investigators are looking for John W. Smith III of Orangeburg wanted for breach of trust with fraudulent intent.

Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said his office has been contacted by several victims who said they gave Smith money for home repairs, but never returned to complete the work.

"Smith's latest victim gave him $1,385.00 to repair a roof," Ravenell said."The victim has tried multiple times to contact him, but Smith is avoiding the victim's phone calls and is never home."

According to Ravenell, Smith may have targeted people across the Midlands.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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