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Man wanted for scamming elderly out of money

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who is wanted for allegedly scamming elderly citizens out of money.

Bryan Keith Ruby, 42, of Jacksonville Beach is facing two counts of exploitation of the elderly, according to a release from the SJSO Public Information Officer Kevin Kelshaw.

SJSO Det. Hank Miller has identified several elderly victims who lost various amounts of money to scams from Ruby.

The first incident was reported by a Ponte Vedra Beach woman on July 19. She said that Ruby was doing landscaping on her yard when he told her that he could replace a seat on her golf cart. She gave him $360 to do so and she never got the seat.

Following up after the incident, the woman discovered that Ruby had been fired from the landscaping company and had been scamming others as well, the release stated.

In another incident, Ruby is accused of scamming thousands of dollars from an elderly couple on August 7.

SJSO said Ruby told the couple he could replace a piece of pool equipment for just less than $1,000. The couple gave him the money, and he never purchased the piece and refused to refund their money.

Prior to this, Ruby allegedly told the couple that he had a sick wife who needed an insulin pump. They loaned him $3,200 and he has only paid back $400, according to the release.

Anyone with any information on Ruby's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Miller at (904) 209-3999. Callers can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS (8477).


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