Aiken County deputies arrest man accused of impersonating FEMA agent

By: Staff
By: Staff

Friday, May 30, 2014

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW) -- The Aiken County Sheriff's Office arrested a man accused of posing as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agent and stealing items from homes in North Carolina.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office charged Joshua Wayne Bagwell, 29, with two counts of felonious breaking and entering and two counts of felonious larceny after breaking and entering. He was arrested in Clearwater, South Carolina on Friday.

They say the North Augusta man lured two Rockingham County homeowners outside of their homes while someone else went into the residence and stole money, jewelry and medications.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office (Virginia) also had a report of the same type of incident and has been seen in the areas of Martinsville and Ridgeway, Virginia as well as Madison, North Carolina. Bagwell is also accused of scams involving asphalt driveway sealing.


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