Investigation and trial ends in multiple counts of fraud

The Page County Sheriff Department and the Circuit Court of Page Country have concluded a three-year investigation and the five-day trial of Wayne and Sabrina Knott.

Under the business name of Knott Roofing, they took advance down payments for new roofs.

After several months of receiving complaints that roofs had not been completed and the Knotts would not communicate with them, the Sheriff’s Department opened an investigation.

They were convicted of nearly 100 felony counts of construction fraud, obtaining money by false pretenses, conspiracy to obtain money by false pretenses, and conspiracy to commit construction fraud.

Sentencing will begin February 14, 2024.

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Scam Alert for the area

Used by permission by the Warren County Office employee Sergeant Terry Fritts

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department is advising citizens of a telephone scam that is reaching as far as North Carolina.

The caller is stating that he is “Captain Steven Owens” with Warren County/Front Royal calling people and stating that a warrant has been issued for missing jury duty.

He states that they must bring their driver’s license and money to the Sheriff’s Office.

This individual has a very southern accent, and the background noise sounds like a “police radio”.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office will not call you if you miss jury, nor ever ask you to bring money.

If you receive one of these calls, please hang up and do not engage. Notify the Sheriff Office immediately, 540-635-4128.