Police Seek Help in Alleged Fraud Scam - 8 News NOW

Police Seek Help in Alleged Fraud Scam

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police detectives are requesting assistance in identifying potential victims of an alleged fraud scam involving 54-year-old George C. George.

Detectives suspect George has been involved in financial fraud schemes since 2010, with the schemes revolving around real estate. He was arrested on a warrant out of Reno Justice Court.

He allegedly offered to help unsuspecting victims purchase their existing home or another residence using his funds while promising he could refinance or modify their mortgage.

The victims were required to provide money for down payments, earnest money, or origination fees for the deals to occur. In some cases the amounts were as high as $200,000 per person.

Once the exchange of money took place, the victims were unable to contact George. Detectives also learned that he allegedly threatened victims with physical harm.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information that might assist in identifying potential victims is urged to contact the Metro Police Fraud Section at 828-3590, Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or the website www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

 

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