A Cobbs Creek man faces a slew of felony charges after, District Attorney Seth Williams said, he swindled a 93-year-old man out of at least $95,000 over three years by impersonating Williams.
For several years, Raymond Campbell, a retired federal government worker and a World War II veteran, had hired Shelton Thomas, 47, to cut his grass, Williams said.
In June 2011, Thomas told Campbell he had been arrested for dumping grass cuttings in an "unauthorized dumpster" and said Campbell had to pay his court costs and fees, Williams said.
Williams said Thomas spent the next three years calling Campbell and impersonating several judges and the district attorney. Identifying himself as Williams, Thomas told Campbell he owed fees to the city and that the district attorney had appointed Thomas to collect those fees.