Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Scam alert

The Clinton Police Department issued the following statement:


The bad guy

The Clinton Police Department would like to alert the public to a potential con artist wanted for a recent scam that could lead to larceny charges for the suspect. According to Detectives with the Clinton Police Department, complainants have reported on three separate occasions that Kendrick Barrell Wells of Richland, MS., has perpetuated a scam against Clinton residents.

Posing as a Veteran, Wells tells the victim that his car has been towed and he needs a ride to retrieve it. Wells then tells the victim that he needs money to get his car out of impound, because his wallet was in his vehicle when it was towed. Wells states that he will give the money back once he gets to his car and retrieves his wallet.

At this point the victim usually proceeds to the bank to retrieve funds to loan wells. Upon leaving the bank, Wells takes the victim to a location where he tells them to wait while he retrieves his wallet. At this time Wells absconds with the money and does not return to repay the victim.

Wells has been able to con as much as $160 out of each victim. Clinton Police are familiar with Wells, having dealt with him on a similar situation in 2015.  CPD requests residents who suspect that they may have been a victim of Wells or a similar scam, to report the matter to Law Enforcement or the Clinton Police Department at (601) 924-5252.

Wells is described as a 32 year old black male standing 5’9” tall. Wells last known address was Richland, MS. CPD encourages residents to be extra vigilant when providing rides and/or loaning money to strangers.

8 comments:

Messick said...

This con is as old as Lazarus.

Don't be dumb.

Just Bob said...

You can't go to Target at County Line, Home Depot in same strip center or anywhere near Best Buy on County Line w/out somebody walking up to you saying they are from Yazoo City, Hattiesburg etc and had to bring somebody to hospital and now don't have gas $$ to get back, or they broke a fan belt and need a new one. I watched a guy one day w/ a woman tailing him an aisle or two over in parking lot as he tried to get $$ from people to buy a spare for his car out on the interstate. Do Not give these vermin $!

PittPanther said...

12:09, Bear Buy has been gone from County Line for two years. What nonsense lies are you telling? Say anything to make Jackson look bad? What's in it for you? Are you a Madison realtor?

I like the dilly plate said...

Well, I *have* been accosted by the middle aged black man that was laid off from his job at McDades as the meat market butcher who was from Carthage with his out of gas car in the Piccadilly parking lot on I-55. Its the same sad story or a variant thereof.

Anonymous said...

What is Bear Buy?

Anonymous said...

Bear buy is where PittPanther buys his panties in wads.

PittPanther said...

One day, KF will allow edits to comments, so we can fix obvious spelling errors.

Best Buy, you idiots.

12:09, Best Buy has been gone from County Line for two years. What nonsense lies are you telling? Say anything to make Jackson look bad? What's in it for you? Are you a Madison realtor?

Anonymous said...

One day people will not waste time posting about all of the mistakes people make when posting on a blog. If you can understand what the person is talking about it is good enough. This isn't a class and I do hope KF has not hired some of these people to spend their time correcting blogs.

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