Police are asking for help identifying scam suspect

Bedford CountyFrom The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam in which the suspect offered to purchase the victim’s advertised pet care services.  The victim was sent a MoneyGram in the amount of $1740.  The victim was advised to keep $350 for herself and then wire the rest of the money to another account.  That routing number was for the Forest Wal-Mart and the recipient was listed as Joseph Williams.  The adult black male suspect who collected the money at the Wal-Mart can be seen in the attached surveillance photos.  When he picked up the money, he used a fake New York driver’s license with the name William Joseph. The bank advised the victim that the original MoneyGram was not valid.

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Anyone who can identify the suspect in this incident is asked to contact Investigator R. Scott Arney with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office at 540-586-4800 ext. 4063, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Visit the Central Virginia Crime Stoppers website at www.cvcrimestoppers.org to enter a web tip, or text “CVCS” plus your message to 274637.

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