JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted in a home burglary scam targeting the elderly.
Investigators found several similar incidents in which the suspects claim to want to help a victim at their home and then burglarize the residence.
Johnny Jeffrey of Starke is wanted in connection with the case.
At 1 p.m. May 23, a man and woman knocked on the victim's door and told her that JEA had been out trimming trees and that she needed a limb cut down before it fell on the power lines. Additionally, they told her that if the limb fell on her power line that JEA would charge her for the damage. They then told her that she had some shingles on her roof that needed to be nailed down.
The victim invited the suspects into her home. The man, noting religious artifacts, asked to pray with the victim and told her that he wanted to buy some of the religious artwork. The suspect referred to the victim as "mama." Eventually the victim and suspect agreed on a price to trim the trees. The male trimmed the trees and was paid in cash. After the suspects left, the victim realized that over $3,000 in jewelry was missing from her bedroom.
Willie Anthony Jeffery and Norma Jean Jeffery were arrested for their involvement. The suspects are believed to be related to the wanted man despite different spellings of their last name.
Any person who has been victimized by this group, or any other person/group, can contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 to file a report.
Anyone who has any information in regards to the location of this suspect is asked to contact the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or email us at JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. To remain anonymous and receive a possible reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.