HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police have arrested a third suspect in connection with a door-to-door solicitation scam that occurred in July.
William Greene, 26, of Madison, Va. has been charged with extortion, conspiracy to commit theft scheme and conspiracy to obtain property from a vulnerable adult.
His arrest comes after police arrested two other suspects in July. Tabita Sisk, 21, whose been charged with extortion and Troy Jenkins, 21, whose been charged with fourth-degree burglary, extortion and theft scheme are believed to be connected with Greene.
Through an investigation, police learned that Sisk, Jenkins and Greene were extorting money from a victim. The suspects approached the victim’s home and offered yard and home improvement services for an excessive fee. The victim then paid upfront for the services but those services were never completed in a satisfactory manner. The suspects then continued to return to the home in effort to collect additional compensation.
The Howard County Police Department is aware that there are other similar scams taking place throughout the county and they are urging residents to take precautions to avoid falling victims to a scam.
Police say citizens should be aware of unsolicited offers that require payment up front. Scammers will also set a price and require immediate payment and not follow up on services. If you notice a suspicious person or if you believe you may be a victim of a scam, call police at 410-313-2200.
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