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8/23/05-Wood County

Seniors Targeted By Utility Imposter

A man posing as a utility worker, is accused of burglarizing seniors in Wood County.

Thirty-five-year-old Ronald Wayne Pruitt of Point, Texas was booked for second degree burglary, Monday. Police said Pruitt went to seniors' homes saying there was a power outage in the neighborhood. Then, when the homeowner turned off their circuit breaker, police said Pruitt stole money from the person's purse, or wallet.

The Wood County Sheriff's Department said Pruitt was already on parole for a similar offense. Police said more charges are pending.

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