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Man charged with Shaniya Davis scam

Donald Roddy, Jr.
November 19, 2009 5:54:08 AM PST
The Fayetteville Police Department says it charged a man with trying to solicit money in the name of Shaniya Davis.It says Donald Roddy, Jr., 36, of Hypony Trail, Parkton was seen in the area of McPherson Church Road and Skibo Road holding a piece of cardboard which said he was collecting money for Shaniya.

Police said he was attempting to collect money from passing motorists. When asked, he told one motorist that he was collecting money for the Fayetteville Police Department.

The Fayetteville Police Department says it's not collecting money on behalf of Shaniya Davis.

Roddy was charged by detectives with obtaining property by false pretenses. He was at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $2,000 bond.

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