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Grandparent Scam Suspect Arrested in Midland

MIDLAND - A Midland man suspected in 13 cases of the so-called grandparent scam is sitting behind bars, but his alleged partner is still on the run.

Authorities arrested 42-year-old Kevin McElroy late Monday afternoon. Police say they got him at a home where he used to live.

McElroy and 37-year-old Ronnie Scott Tingen of North Carolina are accused of swindling elderly victims in thirteen different cases.

Police say the two men would pretend to be a relative of the victims to get cash.

Police still haven't caught up to Tingen. Bond for McElroy has been set at $25,000.

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