Private Detective: Accused Scammer Back in KY

A man wanted for allegedly scamming people out of money in more than half a dozen counties is back in a Kentucky jail after being extradited from Oklahoma.

For two years, Randal Long has been serving time in Oklahoma after he was arrested for stealing heavy duty equipment there.

“We had entered him as wanted, basically in 2014, and didn’t know where he was at till we received a call from Oklahoma police,” said Chief Deputy Allen Peel.

Long was wanted in Kentucky for a parole violation stemming from a string of scams in 2011. Long is suspected of targeting people in Jessamine, Casey, Russell, Pulaski, Garrard, Boyle, and Washington counties.

“He made a trail through central Kentucky of taking money from elderly, mostly elderly victims, and promising to do work and not returning to come back to do the work,” said Peel.

One of his victims, a Jessamine County Korean War veteran, spoke with LEX 18 in 2011 after losing nearly $1,500 in the scam.

“He called me for the last few years, really wanting justice,” said Peel.

The man never got the justice he wanted. He passed away in April.

“My victim was very adamant on seeing justice to be done. We still think the ends of justice needed to be done by transporting him back to Kentucky so he can face our charges, along with the other counties’ charges,” said Peel.

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