Sheriff says con man captured in Umatilla

Just one day after Historic City News reported that authorities were on the trail of a man whose elderly Ponte Vedra Beach victims say snookered them out of thousands of dollars, 42-year-old Bryan Keith Ruby turned himself in to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on a local charge.

Ruby, who has relatives that live in Lake County, was arrested this afternoon in Umatilla.

Public Information Officer Kevin Kelshaw told reporters that Ruby is being held in lieu of bonds total $10,000.

Detectives in Lake County say that they were able to locate Ruby due to the publicity of the charges and information in the form of a confidential tip.

St Johns County Sheriff’s detective Hank Miller says that his investigation is continuing and there could be additional victims of Ruby’s schemes.

Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to contact the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 824-8304 or Detective Miller at (904) 209-3999. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477).

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