FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) – Florence police say a man they said scratched the side of vehicles, claimed drivers hit his car and then extorted them, has now turned himself in.

Cornelius Travis Jones, of Lake City, turned himself in on warrants for three incident collision scams, according to police. Three incidents happened on Nov. 9 and another two happened on Nov. 29. Both incidents happened on David H. McLeod Boulevard and Palmetto Street.

Police said Jones scratched the side of elderly victims’ cars when they parked and claimed they hit his vehicle.

He then would extort money from them. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Cantey at (843) 665-3191 or email jcantey@cityofflorence.com.