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Bentleyville man accused of fraud arrested in Missouri

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Timothy Rossell of Bentleyville
Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Bentleyville man wanted for auto theft, fraud and impersonating a state trooper was arrested in Missouri Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service in coordination with the Southwest Regional Police Department and local police department.

Timothy Rossell, 25, of Main Street, invented identifies to defraud people of vehicles and money on several occasions, police said.

Rossell alternately identified himself as a Pennsylvania state constable “Timothy Brandhorst” and a Missouri state trooper, according to police.

Several victims signed contracts with Rossell to sell him their cars, but he never made payments. One victim paid Rossell for a vehicle he never received, police said..

Rossell was arrested in Washington, Mo., on felony charges including auto theft, fraud and impersonating a public servant. He is in the Franklin County Jail awaiting extradition to Washington County.

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