CAPTURED Fugitive of the week: Andre Brown
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 20:24:51 GMT —
He's a con man and a thief and U.S. Marshal Rodney Hartzell wants him off the streets.
Andre Brown is wanted for a number of swindles involving online transactions conducted on such websites such as CraigsList. Brown has scammed people out of tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise and is wanted in two states.
Brown's scam isn't particularly complex. He bids on or offers to buy merchandise from local people online. He shows up in the evening, after banks have closed, and pays with a check. He then leaves with the merchandise. The seller finds out later that the check is worthless.
"Andre Brown is Ohio's number one con man and Michigan's number one con man," Hartzell said. "We'll be on the streets tonight, so if you know where Brown can be found, give us a call."
Brown is somewhere on the streets of Toledo. If you know where he is, call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED and provide a tip. If it leads to a capture and conviction, you might be rewarded with cash for your efforts.