Spokane police suspect a man of defrauding elderly local residents by claiming to be a contractor, damaging their homes and requesting more and more money to finish jobs.
Officers from SPD’s Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) booked Perceleono “Percy” Lopez, 40, for several felony charges Friday after an investigation led them to believe he was targeting elderly citizens in Spokane and damaged at least three homes while doing work he was not licensed to do, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.
One historically registered home had $15,000 worth of damage after his work on it.
The investigation started after officers learned Lopez had approached three separate elderly citizens in the Spokane area offering his painting services.
A check of Lopez showed he’d been cited twice in 2019 by the Department of Labor and Industries for failing to register as a contractor, the release said.
In several instances, Lopez allegedly