Virginia man scams elderly woman for $6,000

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - UPDATE | Howard County Police say Jamie Alexander Fisher is in police custody.

Howard County Police are asking for the public's help in arresting a Virginia man wanted for scamming an elderly woman from Ellicott City.

On July 20, a woman who lives in the 8200 block of Elberta Drive told police that Jamie Alexander Fisher, 34, of Winchester Va. and another undentified man came to her home on May 21 and began spraying some unknown substance on her front lawn.  When she asked them to stop, Fisher told her that she or her husband had signed a contract in 2010 authorizing them to spray.

Police say Fisher told the woman that she could "buy out" of the contract for $6,000.  The victim paid Fisher an undisclosed amount and both men left.

Fisher then returned on July 18 and demanded the rest of the money.  The woman paid him and then called Howard County Police two days later.

Police believe Fisher is driving a white 2003 GMC Yukon with Virginia tags.

Fisher faces charges of theft, theft scheme, acting as a contractor without a license, and selling home improvement services without a license.  Police believe the suspect may be linked to other cases in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 410-313-STOP.

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