Plumber Arrested For Scam

An Edgecombe County man is in trouble with the law after officials say he received compensation for plumbing repairs that he never completed.

Lawmen charged 27-year-old Gary Scott with five counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of failure to work after getting paid.

Scott received $10,000 in payment for the repairs that were supposed to be done.


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  • by Anonymous on May 17, 2011 at 12:53 PM
    You should be ashamed of yourself...you don't know this family....This is a GOOD family...just because he did this----DO NOT JUDGE----again this is a good family, I have know them for years...his daddy was a good man, and his mama is a good woman....aunts & uncle are great.........
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      by whoknows on May 19, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to
      that's right!
  • by Anonymous Location: Tarboro on May 17, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    Sad to say but he did scam us. We didn't call the police but certainly could bring him up on charges. We gave him a chance to make it right after we caught him but instead we had to take him to court over $150 that he now has to pay court cost and the sheriff's dept the sum of at least $485 now. Do you think we should go to the police and press charges? Guess ours is a drop in the bucket compared to what he scammed the folk in Halifax county...
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      by whoknows on May 17, 2011 at 01:19 PM in reply to
      you are pitiful.....
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      by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 01:46 PM in reply to
      oh me oh my
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        by whoknows on May 19, 2011 at 05:51 AM in reply to
        boo hoo hoo to you!
  • by Susan Location: MC on May 15, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    I know this family and sorry for this mess Gary has created. His dad was a fine man and would not have allowed this to happen.Maybe its time for this young man to pay the price for his decisions and relieze that you do have to be responsiable. Yes we love our love ones and want the best for them but they have to want it too. Gary,,do the right thing give the money back and make better decisions in your life. You have the family support to get help,take it and make your son proud of you..Respect your family and friends, they have given you so many chances, in other words,,"manup" and be one that they can be proud of.
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      by Just Sayin on May 15, 2011 at 08:53 PM in reply to Susan
      I so agree with you Susan
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      by whoknows on May 17, 2011 at 01:18 PM in reply to Susan
      All YOU people that live in glass houses, think before you start throwing stones...just saying
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      by whoknows on May 17, 2011 at 07:08 PM in reply to Susan
      Unless your children are perfect and never get in trouble....keep your opinions and sermons to yourself.....and you people worry about your own back yard!
  • by LIAR!!!! Location: TARBORO on May 14, 2011 at 06:10 PM
    TO: JUST SAYIN' BELOW!!! Well you must not know them...cause if you did; YOU'd know that they don't talk about people & make accusations w/o facts. Seems like you have a personal vendetta. GET A Life!!!! Stay outta' there's....HUM? Just sayin' I know you & you have no room to talk...LITERALLY! LOL : )
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      by Anonymous on May 15, 2011 at 07:47 AM in reply to LIAR!!!!
      You know me, I don't hardly think so, i stay clear of the publicity spotlight in the town of tarboro lol. and as far as a personal vendetta, om not quit. Facts are facts, and the majority of the community feels the same way. Oh and by the way, when its on the news, or in the paper, its everyones business, its published for a reason to let EVERYONE know. And this day in time your guilty until proven otherwise. Karma... jus saying :)
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        by TO: ANONYMOUS on May 16, 2011 at 06:43 AM in reply to
        IN RESPONSE TO ANONYMOUS: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THINK? DID YOU POLL THEM? PERHAPS,YOU NEED A CLASS IN GRAMMAR & MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS!YES, THIS IS IN THE PUBLIC, BUT YOU ARE NOT THE JUDGE SO, JUDGE NOT; YET YOU BE JUDGED!!!
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        by whoknows on May 17, 2011 at 07:13 PM in reply to
        om not quit????what is up with that? I don't believe the majority of the community feels this way...Gary's a good guy....just bad choices...you and the rest of this board dogging him....you've never made bad choices? Yeah right. There was only one who walked on this earth that was perfect...and I bet he would have hung out with Gary. Of course this is public knowledge, and it's your choice to like him or not like him, but he has a family and a mother who could read this....all of you put yourself in her shoes....stop the hating.
  • by J- I know him. Location: Tarboro on May 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    FYI: Don't presume that he is "GUILTY" until you know the facts & consider yourself in this situation. Instead of getting all "testy" about this ...."Why don't you find a real platform ie, pedophiles, murderers, & mind your own business. This man has a family & you shoud be respectful ...REGARDLESS. Never ASSume....GET A LIFE!!!!!
  • by sheila Location: jefferys on May 14, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    I'm glad that justice will be served. He did the same thing to ME!!
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      by JUDGE NOT on May 17, 2011 at 06:03 AM in reply to sheila
      Sheila,He did not do the same thing to you or you would have contacted the police before now.....
  • by Just sayin Location: Tarboro on May 12, 2011 at 04:17 AM
    I hope he got out in time to make it to the methadone clinic!!! Dude has a serious drug problem
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      by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM in reply to Just sayin
      just sayin....im so glad you know so much! smh...nuff said!
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      by just saying on May 13, 2011 at 06:40 PM in reply to Just sayin
      He will be in that line at 8 on the dot!
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        by whoknows on May 17, 2011 at 01:23 PM in reply to just saying
        and you are there at 7:45 a.m.?
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      by KARMA on May 14, 2011 at 11:49 AM in reply to Just sayin
      CROOK? Please!!!!!! Why doesn't someone check into J.A.&Co. ....biggest joke in town. Karma got him though....lol : )
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        by Anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 01:49 PM in reply to KARMA
        hahaha,,,,
  • by Tarboro Location: Tarboro on May 11, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    Who would pay someone 10,000.00 to do a plumbing job before it is even done??? Somebody has really made up a good one this time....I don't care what you all say, this sounds kinda stinky to me...again, who pays someone 10,000.00 to do ANY KIND OF JOB BEFORE IT IS DONE???
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      by DSY on May 11, 2011 at 03:14 PM in reply to Tarboro
      The article states this crook has 5 different counts totaling 10,000...meaning 5 different rip-offs. This isn't the first time this jack wagon has done this. Looks like it's catching up with him. Real classy guy...I'm sure his family is proud!
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        by whoknows on May 12, 2011 at 08:10 PM in reply to DSY
        Before you start making accusations that you know nothing about....maybe you need to read the police report first! Speculations get you no where...dope!
  • by Mike on May 10, 2011 at 01:56 PM
    Bring him to Greenville for his trial. If he is guilty we will just put him back on the street and if he is found not guilty we will reimburse his legal costs.
  • by fred Location: martin co on May 10, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    And the money goes,,glub glub glub down the drain
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