- Associated Press - Monday, January 12, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) - Portland police have re-arrested a handyman accused of scamming people with offers to do repairs.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said 59-year-old Clinton Reany was booked into jail Friday on charges of theft, identity theft and unlawful use of a vehicle. He was previously arrested Dec. 31, and police believe he went right back to work after getting released from jail.

According to Simpson, Reany offers to repair sidewalks or driveways for homeowners. Reany then collects half the money and does a little work. He then asks for more money, and leaves the property damaged.

Detectives are aware of four victims, but Simpson says there might be more. He says Reany’s background shows he’s done similar scams for nearly 40 years across the country.



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