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Brighton robbery victim has good day

Firefighters hear of scam by fake landscapers, deliver funds and good cheer

Local firefighters surprised a 91-year-old Brighton man with a generous holiday gift after hearing that he had been scammed several weeks ago by two men posing as landscapers.

Since his return in 1946 from serving in World War II, Joseph Pacitto has lived in his house on Market Street, where he cares for his 77-year-old disabled brother. In late October, he was approached by two men who stated they were landscapers who were trimming some trees and asked him to step outside to make sure that they would not hit his house.

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