2/11/2014 12:45 PM
LEWISBURG - A Ronceverte man was
arrested for scamming an elderly couple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars following a
joint investigation by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office and State Police.
Joseph William Boswell, III is charged with unlawfully, intentionally
and feloniously misappropriating or misusing the funds of an elderly person.
Boswell persuaded an elderly woman living in a nursing
home and her husband to give him $240,000 secured by deeds of trust and $130,000
in unsecured loans, as well as a check for more than $121,000, according to the
criminal complaint. Boswell allegedly told the couple he had a sick child and
Boswell was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.