Rowan County man allegedly defrauded homeowners with sad wreck story

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Michael Todd Allman

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A Rowan County man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tricked homeowners into giving him money for a tow bill and gas.

Residents told authorities a man named Mike Goodman, who was later identified as Michael Todd Allman, went door to door telling homeowners stories about his wife getting injured in a wreck.

Allman would then ask them for money to help pay his tow bill and for gas.

After an investigation authorities found that Allman made up the story to defraud residents.

Deputies pulled Allman over on Interstate 85 and took him into custody Tuesday.

Allman was charged with three counts of felony obtaining property by false pretense and two counts of felony attempting to obtain property by false pretense.

He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Allman’s first court date is set for June 18.

Anyone with additional information, or anyone who may have been a victim in this fraudulent scheme, should contact Det. B. Basinger at (704) 216-8715.

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