Article Courtesy of The Miami
By Alex Harris
Published October 9, 2018
elderly couple in Delray Beach recently found themselves victims of a “scam
artist” posing as an exterminator, police said.
The woman opened her door to a man who
said he was there to check for termites, assuming he was
from the homeowner’s association. He looked around and told
her there were “bugs everywhere,” Delray Beach Police wrote
in a Facebook post warning residents about the scheme.
He rummaged through her belongings in her bedroom before
suddenly leaving and telling the homeowner that someone
would be back to spray. It didn’t take long for the woman to
realize several pieces of her jewelry were gone.
Police lifted a fingerprint on an item the fake exterminator
had touched and identified the man as 33-year-old Angelo
Demetro, who has served jail time for similar crimes.
Police said Demetro, of Fort Lauderdale, faces charges of
grant theft from a person over 65 and an organized scheme to
defraud. He has been known to drive a silver 2019 Chevy
Angelo Demetro, a 33-year-old Fort Lauderdale man, is
wanted by the Delray Beach Police Department on accusations that he
stole from an elderly woman while pretending to be an exterminator.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to
contact Det. Chris Trapasso at 561-243-7868 or report anonymous tips to
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers
will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.