Mount Pleasant police arrest alleged fraudster

Tommy Vincent Sherlock (A.K.A. Justin Miller)

According to Mount Pleasant Police they are currently investigating numerous complaints against 36-year-old Tommy Vincent Sherlock (A.K.A. Justin Miller) for deceptive business practices involving the elderly.

The 36-year-old male allegedly knocked door to door, speaking with homeowners who answered the door offering his services to fix their roof or driveway as needed.

After the homeowners requested Sherlock’s service, the man collected the money right away and did not provide any service or would simply apply a lower quality product on the victim’s driveway or roof.

According to Mount Pleasant Police Department an officer spotted a single cab red Dodge pickup with Tennessee plates matching eyewitness information, thus locating Tommy Vincent Sherlock.

During the officer’s contact with Sherlock, the officer found marijuana in his possession and placed Sherlock under arrest.

Officers continued their investigation and added to their findings. Sherlock was also in possession of several fake and altered government documents which he was using to cash victims’ checks.

Sherlock has known addresses out of South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and may have been staying in the Texarkana area.

According to Mount Pleasant Police Department, Sherlock was transported and released to Titus County Jail where he has been charged with Possession of Marijuana (Misdemeanor B), two counts of Tampering with Governmental Record (Felony 3), and issued a citation for Solicitation without a Permit.

Detectives of the Mount Pleasant Police Department are continuing their investigation and contacting victims of this scam artist.

As of late Wednesday four fraud victims had been identified. Additional charges are pending.

Regional Law Enforcement and banks are encouraged to contact the Mount Pleasant Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 903-575-4191 if you have had similar offenses.

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