Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sheriff Seeks Victims of Financial Exploitation

Joseph Perou - (courtey: Phelps County Sheriff's Dept.)

ROLLA, Mo. - The Phelps County sheriff is asking anyone who may have been victimized by a man jailed in Rolla on charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and forgery to contact his office.

Sheriff Rick Lisenbe said in a news release Thursday, “If you have had any type transaction with (Joseph Matthew) Perou and believe it may be fraudulent, call the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 426-3860.”

Perou is in the Phelps County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond in connection with the exploitation charges and $100,000 on the forgery case.

The charges stem from what the sheriff called phony or fraudulent construction contracts and a forged check. He said Perou was a suspect of multiple fraudulent construction contracts throughout the Phelps County area since January.

Full Article & Source:
Sheriff Seeks Victims of Financial Exploitation


Rachel said...

I am glad to see the sheriff openly looking for more victims.

Angie said...

I hope all his victims step up and speak out.

Anonymous said...

Good article. It would be nice to see all fraudsters caught.