Vanceboro man faces new charges in roofing scam

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VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT)

UPDATE: Authorities say a Vanceboro man arrested on July 10 on felony charges related to a roofing scam now faces a total of 18 felony charges related to that scam.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday it has charged Christopher Carter, 47, of 5230 River Road in Vanceboro, with 15 additional felonies related to a roofing scam he was conducting, after more victims were found in Beaufort and Halifax counties.

According to Craven County Sheriff’s Investigative Sergeant Mike Sawyer, Carter had previously been charged with one felony count in Craven, Beaufort, and Halifax counties, giving him a current total of 18 felony charges in this case.

Investigators say Christopher Carter received money from multiple victims to do roofing work, but he never did the work. To date, Carter has scammed approximately $35,000 from victims, most of whom had hurricane damage to their homes or businesses, according to authorities.

Deputies say they believe there may be more victims of this scam in Craven, Beaufort, Halifax, and surrounding counties. 

Sheriff Hughes stated, “There will be zero tolerance for subjects who take advantage of hurricane survivors. You are encouraged to file a report with your local law enforcement agency if you have been scammed.”

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A man wanted on felony charges for allegedly scamming victims out of thousands of dollars for roofing work has been arrested.

The Craven County Sherriff’s Office said that based on a tip from a citizen Christopher Carter was found at a residence in Lenoir County.

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The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a man wanted on felony charges for allegedly scamming victims out of thousands of dollars for roofing work he never did.

Deputies say, Christopher Parrott Carter, age 47, whose last known address is 5230 River Road in Vanceboro, is wanted in Craven and Beaufort counties on felony charges of Obtaining Property by False Pretense.

Investigators say Carter received a total of $12,000 from multiple victims to do roofing work, but he never did the promised work.

Authorities say they believe there may be more victims of this scam in Craven, Beaufort, and surrounding counties. If you think you’ve been scammed, deputies say you should file a report with your local law enforcement agency.

Anyone who knows where Christopher Carter might be is asked to call the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-636-6643, Craven County Communications at 252-633-2357, or your local law enforcement agency.

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