Cpl. Bart Veal

Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office) 903-798-2368 (pager)

903-824-4199 (cell) 903-798-3023 (fax)

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Re: Scam Artist in Texarkana

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would like to make our community aware of a criminal in our area and the scam he has used on the elderly. We are also seeking help from the community to identify the man.

The unknown scam artist approaches the elderly claiming to be with the power company. He is driving a white truck, wearing a hardhat and vest, and claims that he needs to inspect the victimís electrical outlets inside their home. He asked the victim to go into another room of the house to see if the lights flicker while he steals their credit cards, checkbook, cash, or any thing else of value. He has also had victims provide him with a copy of a blank check to pay for services.

The photographs below are taken from a financial institution in Germantown, Tennessee where the scam artist victimized an elderly female. The elderly victims credit cards were used in Texarkana Arkansas and Texas earlier this month.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department is asking for your help to identify this individual. If you or anyone you know has knowledge of this crime, please call The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3130 or Crime Stopper at 903-793-7867(STOP).