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The man believed to have defrauded residents from the Midwest to Bedford County is facing five charges related to his alleged water filtration system scam.
Last Wednesday, a Bedford County grand jury indicted Larry Eugene Foster of Louisville, Ky.. on two counts of obtaining money by false pretense and three counts of construction fraud.
Foster first surfaced in this area last August and the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office spent a month looking for him after obtaining warrants for his arrest. In September, Foster was picked up by the U.S. Marshall’s Service in Nashville, Tenn.
In August several area residents reported that a white male, in his 40s, using the name Larry Foster, showed up at their home driving a white Lincoln with Kentucky license plates, stating he was representing Advanced Rejuvenation in Danville. The suspect had the victims sign “a legitimate looking contract” and told them that he would give a discount if they paid in advance, according to reports from the BCSO. He then had them write him a check in the amount of around $3,000.
Foster has also been linked to alleged scams in a number of other locations, including Franklin County.
Investigators from the BCSO were in contact with authorities in West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana concerning Foster’s activities.