Hurricane Worker Charged in $25k Scam

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A man working on hurricane clean up and restoration was arrested in Lynn Haven last week after he allegedly tried to scam a law firm out of $25,000 by posing as the president of the firm, according to Lynn Haven police. 

On January 23, a law firm in Denver, Colorado reported a possible scam to the Lynn Haven Police Department, police wrote in a news release. An unknown person represented himself as the firm’s president and sent an email to the firm’s accounts payable department requesting an invoice to be paid.

The invoice was for consulting services billed in the amount of $25,330 and to be made payable to Jon Warner in Lynn Haven, Florida. The law firm sent a package through a delivery service as requested and provided the tracking information to the Lynn Haven Police Department.

On Friday, Jon Warner, 46, was arrested attempting to pick up the package he thought contained the check for $25,330. Warner lives in Centerville, Indiana and was in Lynn Haven working on hurricane clean up and restoration, police wrote.

At the time of his arrest, Warner was found to be in possession of just under 2 grams of methamphetamine, police added.

Warner was charged with communications fraud and possession of methamphetamine. 

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