Lebanon father, son accused of bilking elderly man

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 $29,0...
Apr 23, 2013
 Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

 Johnny Lovell Sr.
 Photo: Submitted to The Democrat

Johnny Lovell Jr.

 

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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