Lowndes man wanted for theft by deception of the elderly arrested

Published 5:38 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kenneth Dynd GordonBy Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

A man wanted for  wanted for theft by deception in the second degree in connection with the alleged targeting of the elderly has been arrested.

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Chief Deputy Chris West of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office said recently the Sheriff’s Office was seeking help with the whereabouts of Kenneth Dynd Gordon, 48, of Lowndes County, who frequently resided in the Montgomery and Prattville areas.

He said Gordon was  “a self-proclaimed contractor who has (allegedly) made it a common practice to swindle elderly citizens out of their money by guaranteeing a service.”

Investigator Jeremy Marvin of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office  said Gordon was arrested Wednesday  after the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office “got an anonymous call from someone who said that he was at a hotel in Montgomery.”

Marvin, said, he called the Montgomery Police Department “who went out there and picked him up and extradited him to our (Lowndes County) jail.” He said Gordon was charged with theft by deception in the second degree.

West said from what the Sheriff’s Office has been able gather, it appeared that Gordon allegedly targeted elderly people, most of whom were on fixed income, trying to get work done on their homes such as enclosing a porch or fixing a roof.

West said Gordon allegedly asked for half the cost of the work up front for materials and then, the person didn’t hear from him and was unable to make contact.

West said in the last incident, Gordon allegedly “took a lady for over $2,000.” He said the lady was on fixed income, and the property in question was a rental, which West said, she  was then unable to rent.

Prior to Gordon’s arrest, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office had asked that anyone within thes areas  listed  knew the whereabouts or made any form of contact with Gordon to  notify the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office or  local law enforcement agency.