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Man committed home repair fraud against eldery couple, police say

A man committed home repair fraud against an elderly Glen Carbon couple on Friday, according to Glen Carbon police.

Travis Sidney Barton, 36, was charged with home repair fraud of less than $600, police say, after he fraudulently took money from the couple for fence repair but didn’t do the work.

Barton was previously charged with home repair fraud of greater than $1,000 in April, his court date for which is on July 7. He is currently in the Madison County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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