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Lebanon father, son accused of bilking elderly man

Mary E. Hinds maryhinds@lebanondemocrat • Updated Jul 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM

A Lebanon father and son, accused of tricking an elderly Shelbyville man out of more than $60,000 by pretending to be investment brokers, were arrested in Shelbyville on Friday.

Authorities said Johnny Lovell Sr. and Johnny Lovell Jr. were charged after attempting to cash a check for $29,000 at a local bank. Bank officials contacted police after noticing an unusual amount of activity in the checking account.

The pair was reportedly knocking on doors asking to do odd jobs. When they realized one man had a lot of money, they convinced him they were investment brokers.

An $80,000 bond each was set on the father and son.

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