LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 48-year-old Las Vegas man accused of a vacuum cleaner sales scam targeting seniors has pleaded guilty to a charge against him.
Gary Harvey pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of obtaining money under false pretenses from a person over 60 years of age. As part of his plea agreement, he'll have to pay $15,044 in restitution to victims.
Authorities say Harvey posed as a licensed Kirby vacuum salesman and went door-to-door in senior adult communities in Las Vegas.
Officials say Harvey made up a variety of excuses when customers asked him for a refund, but never gave their money back.
Harvey faces up to six years in prison at sentencing Dec. 11.
A spokesman for the Kirby Company said the corporation applauds the investigators on the case.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.