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2 arrested in fundraiser scam

July 22, 2014


Two men were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged unlicensed door-to-door solicitation.
Jerry Gibson, 56, of Columbus, and Quinton Guido, 25, of West Point, were arrested Friday on contempt of court charges, according to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott. Scott said while the two were in custody they were identified by a victim of a recent solicitation scam, and charged with false pretense Monday morning.
"(When) we initially brought them in and they were identified the Justice Court had already closed up for the day," Scott said. "So they had to wait to be charged until Monday."
According to a news release, the Clay County Sheriff's Department received reports of a man asking for donations for a bogus fundraiser during the past couple weeks.
Gibson and Guido's bonds were set at $293.93 in addition to their bonds for contempt of court, which were $948 for Gibson and $1,272 for Guido. The pair are set to appear before the justice court on Aug. 8.

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