Ronceverte man arrested for scamming elderly couple out of money

Local - 2/11/2014 12:45 PM

LEWISBURG - A Ronceverte man was arrested for scamming an elderly couple out of hundreds of thousands of dollars following a joint investigation by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Office and State Police.

Joseph William Boswell, III is charged with unlawfully, intentionally and feloniously misappropriating or misusing the funds of an elderly person.

Boswell persuaded an elderly woman living in a nursing home and her husband to give him $240,000 secured by deeds of trust and $130,000 in unsecured loans, as well as a check for more than $121,000, according to the criminal complaint. Boswell allegedly told the couple he had a sick child and needed money.

Boswell was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.


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