More charges for men accused of door-to-door sales scam
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:50:37 GMT —
Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators have filed additional charges against two men in connection with a door-to-door sales scam that occurred in February in the Lake City, Timmonsville and Florence areas.
William Leon Webb, 22, of Florence and Jason Teddy Carroll, 28, of Surfside Beach, were arrested on February 27 and charged with four counts of Entering a Dwelling Without Breaking and two counts of Grand Larceny. Investigators now say the men used the same ploy to steal jewelry at a home in Scranton on February 7.
Investigators say Webb and Carroll posed as vacuum cleaner salesmen or service representatives for a national vacuum cleaner chain and were allowed in the victims' homes under the pretense of having the vacuum cleaner serviced.
Once inside, one of the subjects would distract the victim while the other located and stole the victim's property.
Carroll remains at the Florence County Detention Center on $15,000 bond for both series of charges. Webb has been released on a $15,000 surety bond for the same charges.
Investigation into these incidents is continuing, and anyone with more information should to contact the Florence County Sheriff's Office immediately.