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Race car scam brings charges in Grove City

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GROVE CITY, Pa. - A Mercer County man with a history of theft convictions is in trouble again.  This time, Grove City Police have filed a dozen charges against Dennison Wheeler.
 
The 43-year-old Mercer man is charged with theft by deception and using deceptive business practices.

Investigators say Wheeler told six businesses that he was selling advertising space on a race car he claimed to own. It was later discovered that Wheeler doesn't own a race car and didn't fulfil his obligation to advertise.

Police allege that Wheeler scammed Kritter Kreations and five other Grove City businesses out of $880.00

According to court records, Wheeler has served jail time for several theft convictions dating back to 2001.

On March 28, Wheeler was placed on parole by a Lawrence County judge who had sentenced him to 72 days in jail for his conviction on a charge of unlawful restraint.
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