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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County Police arrest an Albany carpenter for trying to rip off an elderly couple.

Now, Investigators want to know if he has conned any other South Georgians.

38 year old Jody Newell was arrested last night, and charged with 3 counts of conversion of payments for real property improvements, and 3 counts of exploitation of the elderly.

Police say Barbara Steward paid Newell $11,000 to install doors and windows at this mobile home on Pine Bluff Road. Investigators say Newell made up phony receipts for the materials and did no work. They say you need to be careful if hire someone to do home improvement work.

Dougherty County Police Captain Jimmy Sexton said "They need to make sure the person has a business license and a contractor's license. And if they have any doubt about that, they need to contact code enforcement, and see if these folks are legitimate."

If you hired Newell for a job he didn't finish, Dougherty County Police want you to call them at 430-6600.

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