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Man Charged with Construction Fraud Arrested in Waynesboro

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Waynesboro Police Department 
Press Release

Update – December 12, 2012

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested Matthew Travis Burns on today's date at a residence in the 500 block of N Delphine Ave.  The Police Department received information on Burns' whereabouts from an anonymous source.  He was arrested on three charges from three separate jurisdictions:

  • Waynesboro felony warrant for construction fraud for an incident dated July 11, 2012;
  • Augusta County felony warrant for construction fraud for an incident date July 29, 2011 to August 8, 2011;
  • Charlottesville circuit court capias for failing to appear for a felony possession of a controlled substance.

Detectives from the Augusta County Sheriff's office and the Waynesboro Police Department believe that Burns has defrauded other citizens in both localities.  They request that any additional victims to contact them to report the incident. 

Waynesboro Police Department, Detective Chris Cross, (540) 942-6786

Augusta County Sheriff's Office, (540) 245-5333

Previous Release - September 24, 2012          

The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Nelson County man, Ray Mcarthur Frazier, 69 years old, with felony construction fraud after he defrauded a 78 year old Waynesboro woman out of $250 for some tree trimming work he never completed.  On July 11, 2012, the victim reported to police that she paid Frazier, who was operating under the business name S & R Tree Service and Landscaping, to do the work at her Davis Rd address.  Frazier did not show up to do the work when agreed and has since not paid restitution to the victim. 

Frazier was arrested on September 21, 2012 in the 500 block of N Delphine Ave where he was living in his work van.  He is being held on a $500 bond at Middle River Regional Jail.  Frazier's accomplice in the case, Matthew Travis Burns, 23 years old of Waynesboro, is still wanted and believed to have fled to Kentucky to avoid arrest.

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