Phelps county man charged with exploiting the elderly and forgery

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Joseph Perou - Exploiting the Elderly Suspect

PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Prosecutors charged a man with  exploiting the elderly and forgery. They believe he may have other victims.

Investigators say Joseph Perou used phoney or fraudulent construction contracts and a forged check to steal from elderly victims. They say he’s also been linked to cases in St. Louis County.

Investigators want to hear from you if you’ve had any transactions with Perou that may be fraudulent.

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