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Man faces charge of elder exploitation

Man faces charge of elder exploitation

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A Graham man accused of stealing money and firearms from an elderly family member was arrested Tuesday.

Warren Perry Nester, 26, of 9178 Perry Road was arrested in Randolph County during a traffic stop. After officials noticed he was wanted on warrants out of Alamance County, he was taken into custody, according to a news release.

Nester is charged with financial exploitation of an elder person, possession of a firearm by a felon, six counts of larceny of a firearm, two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, felonious larceny and obtaining property by false pretense.

Nester's bail is set at $20,000, and he is being held at the Randolph County Jail, according to deputies.

The Alamance County Sheriffs Office was notified last May by the county's Department of Social Services of a possible case of an elderly person being exploited, deputies said. After an investigation, warrants were issued for Nester, deputies said.

Authorities say man pretended to be agent

GRAHAM— Alamance County deputies arrested a man accused of identifying himself as a federal agent to law enforcement investigating his daughter's involvement in a traffic accident.

Deputies arrested Rafael Angel Nieves, 42, of Snow Camp on Wednesday on a charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

On Feb. 19, Nieves' daughter was involved in a single-vehicle wreck on Isley Road, deputies said. The daughter had run off the road, hit a fence and gotten into an argument with the property owner, prompting a call to the sheriffs office, according to a news release.

As deputies and Highway Patrol troopers investigated, Nieves arrived and displayed a badge, according to the release. He identified himself to investigators as "a federal agent with the U.S. Department of Justice," deputies said.

Family members complained about Nieves' credentials and questioned whether he was a law enforcement officer, deputies said.

A review determined he had never worked as an agent for the Justice Department but was employed in a non-sworn position with a federal commission.

Nieves was in the Alamance County jail Wednesday on $400 bail.

Body found outside home in Greensboro

GREENSBORO—Police are investigating after a man was found dead Wednesday night outside a home at 300 E. Bragg St.

Police were called to the address, where they found the person lying outside about 8:10 p.m., according to a news release.

An ambulance took the man to a hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

— Staff Reports

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