ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County Police said the man who conned an elderly Ellicott City couple out of $33,000 in May for a roofing job is now behind bars.
Police said 30-year-old William Lee Nicholson was charged in a warrant on financial crimes against a vulnerable adult, theft, theft scheme, and business charges for acting as an unlicensed contractor.READ MORE: Bodies Of 5-Year-Old Boy, 6-Year-Old Girl Discovered During Essex Traffic Stop, Police Say
The patrol squad that covers the couple’s neighborhood helped fix the roof in late May.
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When an elderly couple reported to police that they had been scammed out of $33,000 for a roof job, the patrol squad that covers their Ellicott City neighborhood (w/ help from a neighborly roofing expert) decided to trade their duty belts for tool belts & fix the roof themselves. pic.twitter.com/K9QZXdPujCREAD MORE: Unemployment Workers Union Hold Rally Thursday Night In Baltimore Over Flagged Claims, Unavailability
— Howard County Police Department (@HCPDNews) May 28, 2021
Nicholson has no fixed address and is being held in a Pennsylvania jail, police said.