Plymouth man charged with falsely representing college

A Plymouth man is facing charges he has been running a scam on local businesses.

By Justin Graeber
April 3, 2013

Note:  This article was originally published on EnterpriseNews.com

Our Taunton defense attorneys can help you avoid jail time.BROCKTON – A Plymouth man is facing charges he has been running a scam on local businesses.

Brockton police say Robert McKinnon, 40, of Plymouth has been approaching local businesses like repair shops and specialty stores claiming to be selling advertising space for Massasoit Community College.

“He doesn’t have the consent or the authority to represent Massasoit,” said Detective Santiago Cirino.

Cirino said McKinnon is not affiliated with the college in any way, and Massasoit only found out about the issue after being contacted by victims of the alleged scam.

McKinnon will be summonsed to Brockton District Court to face six charges of larceny by false pretense. Police say they also plan to apply for a warrant in court today.

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