SALT LAKE COUNTY — A Bountiful man is accused of conning an elderly woman out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Leslie Jay Price is seen in a 2001 mug shot.

Leslie Jay Price is seen in a 2001 mug shot.

The alleged victim, an 81-year-old business owner, told police she met Leslie Jay Price through a regular customer at her Midvale consignment store. According to a probable cause statement, Price began visiting the store, offering to provide security and manual labor.

According to a probable cause statement, Price made several claims to the woman, including that he was going to lose his house, he was dying of Hepatitis C, he was a sheriff’s officer on medical leave, he was part of secret military group and he had security clearance higher than the president.

Price is accused of asking the woman for money and purchases, stating that he could pay her back. The alleged victim stated Price talked her into buying a GMC Denali for him to help him expand his business, with the understanding that Price would make payments on the loan and pay for insurance.

The woman said she repossessed the Denali after Price didn’t make the payments on time, which damaged her credit. A gun she acquired for Price was also repossessed, the statement said. Continue Reading…

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