Cedar Rapids Police Warn of Possible Painting Scam

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids Police arrested a man accused of scamming an 86-year-old woman through home repairs. Mark Olsen, 57, of Cedar Rapids painted a woman's home and completed several repairs. Olsen is accused of over charging her for inferior work. He then took several thousands of dollar over an extended period of time, police said.

Olsen is charged with ongoing criminal conduct. Cedar Rapids Police officers are worried there may be other victims in this case. If you or someone you know is a victim, contact investigator Justin DeMoss at (319)-286-5400.
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