Middletown man sentenced for scamming elderly

Kenneth Christian (Source: Middletown Jail)
Kenneth Christian (Source: Middletown Jail)

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown man was sentenced Tuesday for scamming the elderly.

Kenneth Christian, 51, will spend 18 months behind bars.

According to police, Christian would go to homeowners and tell them their chimney caps needed to be replaced. He would then charge them for the work, acted like he performed the service, and leave. Closer inspection revealed that no work was performed.

"We are very upset about being conned," said Marjorie Fielder, one of the scam victims. "My husband is a sick man and this hasn't helped him at all. We live on one fixed income."

Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser is working to prevent crimes against the elderly by bringing together all law enforcement agencies in Butler County and forming the Crimes Against the Elderly Task Force.

The task force will investigate and prosecute those who prey on elderly citizens and try to harm them either physically or financially.

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