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2 SUSPECTS IN ROOF-REPAIR SCAM POST HEFTY BONDS, ARE RELEASED

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Two men suspected of running a scam that allegedly took more than $1,200 from an elderly Millard County woman have been released from custody after posting substantial bail bonds.

George Myers, 54, reportedly from Ohio, posted $45,000 while James White, 53, Murray, posted $10,000.Myers used eight aliases, according to Capt. Robert Dekker of the Millard County Sheriff's Department. The officer said Meyers initially gave his name as Joseph Bishop, presenting a driver's license under that name showing he was from Columbus, Ohio.

Meyers posted $25,000 on charges in Utah and $20,000 on a New York State warrant, Dekker said.

White listed his address as 4995 Atwood Blvd. in Murray.

The two men are charged with a second-degree felony of theft by deception and appeared in 4th Circuit Court where they were bound over to the 4th District Court. A trial date hasn't been set.

Meyers and White are accused of taking $1,260 from Bryle F. Bond, 76, of Meadow, Millard County.

She testified that a man appeared at her home and told her the roof was in need of repair. Later, two men arrived and began painting the house.

Bond wrote out a check at their request for $1,260 when they told her they would be back to complete the work. They didn't return.

They cashed the check at the First Security Bank in Fillmore after bank teller RaNae Stephens called Bond and received approval to cash the check. The two men were later seen and arrested in Beaver after Stephens became suspicious and bank officials reported the incident to the Millard County Sheriff's Department.

Bond, who has lived alone for many years, said she was frightened and didn't feel well when the men came to her house and she gave them the check.