A trio of men soliciting work to clean chimneys did nothing more than clean out an elderly Greenwich man's wallet in an apparent chimney cleaning scam.
According to a Greenwich Police report, the trio was arrested Monday morning after the victim called police to report a "possible fraud type scam" in which the men entered the home and "agreed to perform chimney-related cleaning and repairs." The resident of Richland Road in the Byram neighborhood of town, paid the men $450 "for work or services that were not completed," according to the report.
The men, all from Ronkonkoma, NY, were found a short time later on Milbank Avenue in central Greenwich, and identified by the victim, who was described by police as an elderly man.
The suspects were identified as:
- John P. Andrews, 57, of 10 Fifth St.
- Johnathan M. Soroush, 24, of 17 Fifth St.
- Lewis A. Tacktill, 33, of 10 Fifth St.