Conway man facing additional swindling charges in Myrtle Beach

mprabhu@thesunnews.comJuly 28, 2013 

Eric Lorenzo Moultrie

— A man charged Friday in connection with two swindling incidents by the Conway Police Department is now also facing three additional charges of fraud in Myrtle Beach.

Eric Lorenzo Moultrie, 46, of Conway was arrested Saturday in Myrtle Beach and charged with two counts of breach of trust more than $10,000 and one count of breach of trust more than $2,000 but less than $10,000, according to Myrtle Beach police online records.

On Friday, Conway police charged Moultrie with two counts of breach of trust and one count of breach of trust over $10,000, according to a news release from the Conway Police Department.

According to Myrtle Beach police incident reports, the charges stem from three separate incidents.

A 52-year-old woman told police she contacted Moultrie July 5 to detail her 2002 Ford Explorer, for which she said she paid $100. She said she heard that he did a good job cleaning cars and sought out his business.

The victim told police Moultrie picked up the Explorer from her home on Owens Drive in Myrtle Beach at about 2:30 p.m. July 5 and after calling to say he would return it at about 12:45 a.m. July 6, never returned with the car. The victim called police and filed a report.

A 61-year-old woman called police on Friday and told police that Moultrie walked into ER Enterprises LLC, located at 704 Eighth Ave. N. in Myrtle Beach, at about 8:30 a.m. Monday and asked for work detailing cars. The woman said she gave him $40 and he took her 2006 Toyota Rav4 to clean it.

She said Moultrie brought the half-cleaned Rav4 back at about 4:30 p.m. saying he would need an additional $10 to complete the work and would return the vehicle the next day. The victim told police Moultrie returned to the store on Tuesday without the Rav4 and said he would bring it back later that day. The woman said he did not return the car when she contacted police on Friday.

A third victim, a 56-year-old woman, contacted police Wednesday and said that Moultrie offered to wash and wax her 2007 Hyundai Entourage for $25 near Family Kingdom, located at 300 S. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach on Tuesday. She said she told Moultrie she would be working until 11 p.m. and he said he would return the minivan by 10 p.m.

When Moultrie did not return with her minivan by Wednesday afternoon, she contacted police and filed a report.

Conway police charged Moultrie on Friday after he was located by a Florence County sheriff’s officer during a traffic stop Friday morning. He was transported to the Horry County Detention Center.

According to Conway police, on Wednesday, a woman reported to police that she gave Moultrie her vehicle to wash and return it by 9:30 a.m., but he never returned, police said. The victim said at 12 p.m. Wednesday she was unable to contact Moultrie.

On June 24, residents told police that Moultrie approached two homes and asked for money to pressure wash their houses and said he needed cash in advance to purchase supplies, police said.

Those victims said they gave Moultrie cash in advance, but he never returned to complete the work.

Staff reporter Tonya Root contributed to this report.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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