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Bruce Wimmer, Michael Windland face hate crime charges for targeting older residents in chimney scam

Bruce Wimmer and Michael Windland were arrested last

Bruce Wimmer and Michael Windland were arrested last month when police say they scammed a 92-year-old Bellport woman. (September 3, 2014 6:02 PM)

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Officials say new bias charges have been brought against two accused chimney scammers.

Bruce Wimmer, 28, and Michael Windland, 32, were arrested last month when police say they scammed a 92-year-old Bellport woman. The two allegedly stole cash and pills while telling the woman they were inspecting her chimney.

Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota says the duo also scammed a 77-year-old...

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