Police seek man accused in fraud of 90-year-old
MILLCREEK — Unified Police are asking the public for help in identifying a man suspected of fraud after he tried to convince an elderly man that he owed the suspect money for home repairs.
Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray says a man knocked on the 90-year-old homeowner’s door and persuaded him to believe that he owed the man for repairs made to the roof.
Sgt. Gray says the man agreed to pay the suspect, and went with him to a nearby bank. The man withdrew what UPD calls a “substantial” amount of money while the suspect stood by him inside the bank.
The suspect then drove the man back to his home, and then left the area, says Sgt. Gray. The man’s family later called police after hearing about the situation.
Sgt. Gray says the homeowner and the suspect did not know each other.
Unified Police are releasing security camera footage in effort to identify the man suspected of taking the money.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 801-743-7000
Today’s Top Stories
- Man dies during performance at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show
- Layton City is under extreme firework restrictions
- Update: Vehicle crashes into Famous Footwear, leaving four injured
- Herriman mother saved by off-duty police officer
- 5 Ways You’re Watering Your Lawn Wrong
- One person dead in three-vehicle crash in southern Utah
- Shooting on TRAX platform leaves one dead, one injured
- ‘Jingle Bells’ was originally written as a Thanksgiving song
- Fireworks and some open flames are now banned in Park City
- State of Utah files lawsuit against pharmaceutical retailers