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      John R. Kennedy charged in Sterling tree-trimming scam

      Photo: Loudoun County Sherriff's Office

      A man has been arrested for running a tree-trimming scam that targeted a Sterling resident and possibly others.

      The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says 36-year-old John R. Kennedy, of Midlothian, Va., is charged with obtaining money by false pretenses.

      Deputies say Kennedy offered tree trimming services to a resident in Sterling in September under a company called Action Tree Service. Kennedy allegedly signed a contract and collected a deposit from the resident, but never completed any work.{}

      Kennedy{}is being{}held without bond{}at Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

      Authorities believe there are possibly more victims. If{}you{}are a victim of this{}scam,{}call{}703-777-0475.