Man accused of scamming woman of almost $3,000 arrested

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A man convicted of a Wichita Falls armed robbery in 2012  is now charged with scamming a 69-year-old woman of almost $3,000 for a roofing job he never did.

Trey James Wakefield, 30, is charged with theft over $2,500.

Police say the woman said Wakefield told her he was the owner of Guaranteed Roofing and went with her to the bank in September where she withdrew funds and gave him a $2,900 down payment to Wakefield for roof repairs.

The victim told officers she made repeated attempts to contact Wakefield since then, but no work was ever done.

She then contacted the roofing company and was told Wakefield was estranged from the family and no longer authorized to work under the business name.

Photos from Wakefield’s facebook page which stated he worked for Guaranteed Roofing were compared to police record photos of Wakefield, and he was arrested this past weekend.

Wakefield was sentenced to eight years boot camp in 2012 for the robbery of a 7-11 store on Grant.

The clerk said he showed a gun and shook her while demanding money, and she pulled eight dollars from the register and gave it to him.

Police viewed the surveillance video and saw the robber was wearing a Wendy’s hat and shirt, and the manager of a Wendy’s restaurant identified him as an employee who had gotten off work about an hour before the robbery.

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