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Memphis guy billed with impersonating a mechanic, scamming the elderly

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is in jail just after law enforcement mentioned he used months swindling motorists out of hundreds of dollars in the Midtown space.  MPD stated Joe Boyce pretended to be a mechanic but under no circumstances created any repairs.

Memphis Police say back in August, Boyce approached a female leaving The Household Depot on Poplar Avenue. Court files claimed he informed her that her transmission fluid was leaking.

Right after wanting underneath her hood, police say Boyce advised her he was a mechanic and could restore her vehicle. 

MPD stated Boyce drove the victim to a retail store exactly where he explained to her the elements would price $1,400. Documents reported the victim paid Boyce additional than $1,800 dollars for sections and repairs. 

Experiences say the victim finally took her car or truck to her regular mechanic who found absolutely no do the job had been finished to her auto. 

MPD explained this was not the to start with time they listened to of Boyce’s antics. On an additional situation, law enforcement reported Boyce approached a man in one more parking large amount with a related tale.

Documents reported Boyce asked for 6 hundred pounds for those people repairs but settled on sixty-8, some gas for his motor vehicle, and a pack of cigarettes.

Boyce has now been charged with theft and money exploitation of the elderly.

In accordance to courtroom paperwork, Boyce advised investigators he was completed scamming folks, and this would be his previous time. He went on to say if he thinks of anyone else that he owes dollars to, he’ll make certain to give them a contact.

Quametra Wilborn spoke to a authentic mechanic who reported he’s incredibly common with this alleged fraud.
Joey Barton Operator of Barton’s Automobile Care in Midtown claims he is aware of a point or two about cars. He also appreciates a detail or two about frauds in particular considering that he mentioned a lot of of his consumers have been ripped off by this man, 62-12 months-previous Joe Boyce.

“Sometimes things does take place. You may well go in a retail outlet and arrive out and something actually did come about to your car and it desires to be labored on,” Barton explained. “Nine instances out of 10 that’s not the case.”

“It did not seem like anything at all bought taken out of any of them. Virtually just about every time it was just like fluid had been dumped underneath it,” Barton said.

“Anywhere that’s certified, go have them appear at your car or truck,” Barton said. “They’re who do it working day in and working day out. They are not going to lie to you just to get a dollar.”

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