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Shenandoah Valley Man Accused of Fraud

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) -

A Staunton man is in trouble in the Shenandoah Valley, again, for construction fraud and other things.

The Waynesboro Police Department announced Monday, September 10, that 52-year-old David Scott Campbell is currently being held at Middle River Regional Jail. He is charged with obtaining money by false pretense, failure to obtain a business license, and three counts of construction fraud.

Investigators say Campbell was hired by someone to do home improvements that were never done, and that he allegedly kept some of the money.

Campbell was still on probation for other convictions of construction fraud in both Waynesboro and Augusta County.

The Waynesboro Police Department is encouraging anyone who believes they may have been defrauded by Campbell to contact their local law enforcement agency:


09/10/2018 Release from the Waynesboro Police Department:

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested David Scott Campbell, 52, of Staunton on 3 felony counts of construction fraud, 1 count of felony obtaining money by false pretense, and 1 count of failure to obtain a business license. The charges are the result of an investigation launched by the department on July 20th , 2018 pursuant to a complaint by a West Main Street resident that had hired Campbell to do home improvement work that was never completed but partially paid for in advance.

At the time of this morning’s arrest Campbell was still on probation for previous convictions of construction fraud in both Waynesboro and Augusta County in 2017.

Campbell was held on a $2,000 secured bond and was subsequently transported to Middle River Regional Jail.

Due to the possibility that additional cases may exist that have not yet been reported, The Waynesboro Police Department is encouraging anyone who believes they may have been defrauded by Mr. Campbell to contact their local law enforcement agency.