Prescott Valley man accused of scamming elderly couple for computer work
Jerry Jeff Martin By Jennifer Thomas
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- A Prescott Valley man is facing fraud and theft charges after he allegedly tried to scam seniors for computer work.
Prescott Valley police said Jerry Jeff Martin of Quad City Computers charged a couple in their late 80s between $8,000 and $12,000 to build a new computer system.
It is believed that the system they were going to receive retails for approximately $1,300.
Detectives said the seniors were told to go to Best Buy to purchase parts for their computer. It was discovered that the items they purchased were not put into the system Martin was building for them.
Martin was booked into the Yavapai County Jail for one count of vulnerable adult abuse, one count of fraudulent schemes and one count of theft.
Investigators said there have been other complaints about Quad City Computers and there may be other victims.
Some of the complainants said that the company demanded large sums of money from them to get their computers back after having repairs or other miscellaneous work done. They would find in some cases that the work was not done or was done in a manner that had to be fixed by another repair shop.
Anyone else who has had similar dealings with Quad City Computers is asked to contact Detective Daniel Oen at 928-772-5167.