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Police: Hannibal man arrested for financial exploiting 88-year-old woman

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Deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for allegedly exploiting an elderly woman on Dec. 31, 2015.

Michael David Rickey, of Hannibal, allegedly was paid $8,500 by an 88-year-old victim to pour a concrete driveway. Investigators were initially called to the residence in question in Hawk Point on Dec. 17. Police say that Rickey poured gravel and leveled the driveway, but never finished it.

Police found and arrested Rickey on Dec. 31. Police say he told investigators that he did take the victim’s money, but didn’t have a chance to finish the project due to the weather. Through continued questioning by police, Rickey told investigators he was preparing to pour an asphalt driveway.

On the victim’s check, there is a note that reads “concrete driveway,” according to police. It was clear to police that Rickey was being deceptive, and he admitted to overcharging the victim, but didn’t give a reason why.

Rickey has a long history of financially exploiting the elderly with inflated work and paving scams. Attorney General Chris Koster filed criminal charges in April 2012, against Rickey and two other people for asphalt scams against the elderly. 

Rickey is currently on probation for financial exploitation of the elderly.

Rickey is currently charged with felony financial exploitation of an elderly person and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $30,000.00 cash only bond.

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