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Posted on: February 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 02-26-2019 Fraudulent Door-to-Door Solicitation: Arrest

Gunter, Tony 2-26-19

UPDATE: Tony Lee Gunter was arrested on 2-26-2019 and is being held in the Danville City Jail without bail.


UPDATE: Tony Lee Gunter, age 45, has been charged with felony attempt to obtain money by false pretense 3rd or subsequent offense. Gunter remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact DPD. The photo attachment has been updated from the surveillance photo to a more clear picture of Gunter.

VA State Code 18.2-178. 


The Danville Police Department is investigating reports that an individual or individuals are going door-to-door soliciting money on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club of the Danville Area (BGCDA).  The organization wants the community to know that it does not conduct door-to-door solicitations.  Anyone misrepresenting themselves to solicit money on behalf of an organization that they are not affiliated with is committing fraud.  The individual in these surveillance photos does not represent the BGCDA.  Danville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify him.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Danville Crime Stoppers at (434) 793-0000, the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-6508, or via our crime tips line on your computer at Information given will remain confidential.

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