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.

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The patrol squad that covers the couple’s neighborhood helped fix the roof in late May.

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Nicholson has no fixed address and is being held in a Pennsylvania jail, police said.

CBS Baltimore Staff