Charlie Mae Johnson is retired and in her early 70's. Mrs. Johnson has some medical issues and is the caretaker of her elderly sister who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's. Since Mrs. Johnson has a fixed income and hefty medical financial responsibilities, it took her quite a while to save up the money to be able to replace the carpet in her house. When she finally had enough money, she contacted a handyman, Roger Guy Stowe, who was referred to her by someone else. What she didn't know at the time is that while Stowe completes some legitimate work from time to time, he has a history of scamming people for money while promising to do home improvement work. In fact, Stowe has an outstanding felony warrant for fraudulent schemes. After receiving over $1200.00 from Ms. Johnson, Stowe never returned to do the work.
When Detective Dalton from the Phoenix Police Property Crimes Bureau was assigned the case, she was deeply moved by Charlie Mae’s situation. Detective Dalton contacted Angels On Patrol as well as members of the Maryvale Precinct Community Action squad in an attempt to get some assistance for her. As a collaborated effort, officers were able to contact several community members and businesses who donated carpet, paint and landscaping rock. Officers and members of the community were at Charlie Mae’s house working to paint the inside of her house, install carpet and lay rock in her front yard.