Dustin Lee Poindexter
A 24-year-old Sallisaw man has been arrested and charged with "numerous" counts of fraud, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane.
Dustin Lee Poindexter was arrested after a lengthy investigation involving 14 victims with a total loss of approximately $12,000.
Reports indicate that on several occasions victims were misled by Poindexter who would persuade them to give him money up front to work on their vehicles and then the work was never performed and the money was never returned.
"Several of these victims were elderly or on a set income. These people were misled into believing they could get their vehicles repaired at a cheaper price," stated Sheriff Lane. "Some of them borrowed money or used grocery money to pay Poindexter. He never fixed their cars so these people are out the money and still have broken down vehicles."
After Poindexter was originally arrested on the first cases reported, several more victims came forward to report that he had committed similar or same crimes against them.
"There are still more victims coming in everyday. Our investigators are still compiling reports and adding them to the cases they've submitted to the District Attorney's Office," added Lane.
Court records show that several people have also filed civil cases against Poindexter and have been awarded money judgments.
Sheriff Lane urges any victims that have not yet come forward to make a report to contact Investigators Gene Wheat or Christian Goode at 918-775-1213.
Poindexter is set for arraignment on Dec. 12.
KXMX News Staff
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