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Portrait of an alleged scam artist takes shape

When Groveland contractor James F. McCarthy showed up at Greg Doyle’s lumber company in Andover last year looking to buy building supplies, Doyle was reluctant to work with him because, he told police later, McCarthy owed him money.

But McCarthy told a sad story about how his daughter had died and promised Doyle he had changed his ways. Doyle took him at his word, and decided to do business with McCarthy one more time. It was a decision he now regrets, according to Groveland police.

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