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Man wanted for home repair fraud

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(Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

An Orangeburg man is wanted in connection with being paid for roofing jobs he never completed, Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.

"We've have been contacted by several victims stating John William Smith III, 42,  has been given money to perform home repairs and he never returned to complete the work," Ravenell said. "Smith's latest victim gave him $1,385 to repair a roof. The victim has tried multiple times to contact him, but Smith is avoiding the victim's phone calls and is never home."

The investigation indicates Smith may have targeted individuals across the Midlands with his scam, Ravenell said.

Anyone with information concerning Smith's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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