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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:35

Man faces more fraud counts

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Fraud charges continue to grow for a Roanoke Rapids man claiming to do vehicle repair work for people but not returning the vehicles.

Detective Doug Pilgreen of the Halifax County Sheriff’s today said two more people came forward saying they paid Walter Harvey Jr. in advance to repair their cars.

Already in jail on $40,000 bond for seven charges in June, Harvey was charged with two more counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Pilgreen said one victim reported that in October he paid Harvey in advance to do some repairs on his vehicle. The victim reported that he did not get his vehicle back.

Another victim reported that around March 19 she paid Harvey in advance to do some repairs on her vehicle.She also did not get her vehicle back.

Harvey received a $5,000 bond for today’s charges and has a September 15 court date.

In June victims filed reports they paid Harvey to work on their vehicle and the work was never completed. In one case the victim stated he did not get his vehicle back. Another victim reported he carried his truck to Harvey to have some work done on it and paid him in advance in 2005. The victim reported his vehicle was never returned.

Another victim reported he carried his vehicle to have some work done on it in 2009 and paid in advance. The victim reported the work was never done, as did another victim. Another victim reported that he carried his vehicle to Harvey to have some work done on it in 2009 and paid in advance. The victim reported that the work was never done.

In May a report was filed where the victim alleged between September 2007 and April 2009 he carried a vehicle to Harvey to have it painted and have some mechanical work done. He paid in advance.

The victim alleged he could not locate his vehicle or Harvey.

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