A father-son team is wanted in our state for swindling churches with a phony sob story.
Deputies in Alamance County say 35-year-old David Twitty and his son, 20-year-old Travis Twitty, are wanted on fraud charges where they interrupt church services to plead for money. Authorities say they ask for permission to speak, quote scripture and tell stories about sick and dying relatives. Deputies said they've even been know to bring children and tell congregation members that they are stranded.
The men have received money from churches in Alamance, Moore, Chatham, and Lee counties. Twitty claims to be an associate pastor from Mt. Sinai Church in Knoxville Tenn., and, according to deputies, may have been conducting the scheme since the late '90s in Georgia and North Carolina.
Deputies said the men have been seen driving a cream-colored, '80s Chevy Blazer with South Carolina tags, as well as a red Jeep Cherokee.
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