UPDATE: The headline has been updated to reflect that the reported crimes were committed in Gwinnett County, but Mosley is not from Gwinnett County. He is from Flowery Branch, in Hall County.
Gwinnett County cops are looking for a Flowery Branch man they believe has scammed 14 people out of $9,000 with a fake tree-cutting business.
Andrew Mosley, 22, is wanted on 13 counts of misdemeanor theft by conversion and one count of felony theft by conversion. Mosley posed as a tree-cutting and removal service provider in Gwinnett County starting in December, taking advance payment to trim or remove trees, but not completing jobs.
Several of Mosley’s alleged victims are elderly, in their 70s and 80s, police said. Mosely is believed to have operated under the company names of B&M Tree Services, Mosley Tree Service and United Tree Service.
“We highly anticipate additional victims,” police said.
Customers can avoid potential scammers by checking whether a company is registered with the Secretary of State’s office or asking for proof of insurance.
Anyone with information on Mosley’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.