Third man arrested in scam of Massachusetts elderly man



A third Maine man accused of scamming a 92-year-old Massachusetts man out of $90,000 for odd jobs around his home has been arrested.

Police in Haverhill say 28-year-old Michael Mills of Arundel, Maine was arrested on a warrant and brought to Massachusetts on Monday on charges of larceny over $250 and a bylaw violation. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Authorities tell The Eagle-Tribune that Mills and two accomplices showed up at the victim’s home in February and offered to do small jobs. Police say the men did some yard work and painting but charged exorbitant fees for substandard work. The men allegedly charged the victim, who lives with his 70-year-old daughter, $8,000 for taking five hours to clean their basement.

The other suspects have already been arraigned. — AP