Home security scammer arrested

Local - 8/8/2014 10:20 AM by Stuart Hammer

RAINELLE – A man accused of operating a security system scam is arrested in Greenbrier County on Thursday.

State Police in Rainelle have arrested Jerry Lewallen, 60, for crimes against the elderly and obtaining money by false pretenses.

According to police, Lewallen operated his scam by promising his victims a security system and collecting money, but he would not return to install any equipment.

Police say Lewallen operated in Greenbrier and Fayette counties, and also engaged in similar activity involving vacuum cleaners.

If you have any information regarding Jerry Lewallen you are asked to call the West Virginia State Police at (304) 438-3000.


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