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Valdosta issues lookout for scammer

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Police Department wants to find a man who they say took advantage of an elderly couple by charging them ten times a reasonable price to seal their driveway.

VPD has an arrest warrant for Frank Costello for Financial Exploitation of an Elder Person.  Costello, 31, is 5' 6" and weighs 200 pounds. He may be in the company of an older white man who has not yet been identified, but may be his father. 

Costello was driving a burgundy pickup truck with a Texas license plate, which appears to be a newer model and has the sealcoat tank in the bed. He said he was working out of Tallahassee, Florida. 

If anyone has any information contact Detective Dutton at 229-293-3110 or call the crime tip line at 229-293-3091. If the vehicle is spotted, please dial 911 to alert law enforcement.  

Both men appear to be Hispanic; however they are believed to be Gypsies from Texas who are operating in the known areas of Tallahassee,  Florida and Valdosta.

 Costello charged an elderly couple $10,800.00 to sealcoat their driveway. The job was estimated to be worth approximately $1,000 by local   professionals.

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