Man nabbed by deputy had history of ripping off Villagers

Robert Williams
Robert Williams

The 40-year-old man nabbed by a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy armed with a stun gun, has a long history of ripping off Villagers, according to the Seniors vs. Crime office.

A total of 18 complaints were filed against Robert Wayne Williams DBA Quality Tree Service and Smart Tree. The first was in 2006 and the last in 2014. A majority of the complaints were turned over to law enforcement for further action.

Williams was arrested Wednesday at the Shell station on Buenas Aires Boulevard in The Villages. He was wanted on a Lake County warrant charging him with exploitation of the elderly. He was also wanted on a warrant out of Orange County charging him with possession of methamphetamine.

Williams had a history of canvassing neighborhoods, offering to trim trees, seal brick driveways and pressure wash homes and driveways. The victims who paid Williams in advance for his services claim Williams never returned to do the work and did not return phone calls.

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