BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Lee County investigators say a man scammed an elderly person out of thousands of dollars.
Vito Balice allegedly took advantage of an elderly person in Belden and scammed the victim into giving him checks.
He reportedly cashed those checks for approximately $9,000 without the victim’s permission.
Investigators say Balice claimed he would pave the victim’s driveway but determined no work had been done.
He faces exploitation of vulnerable adult charges in Lee County.
Monroe County deputies arrested Balice on Jan. 25.
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Balice faced similar charges in Ohio and Illinois.
Lowndes County investigators also sought him.