E fit released over £200,000 fraud
6 August 2010, 13:22 | Updated: 6 August 2010, 13:33
Do you recognise this man? E-fit released of man wanted in connection with Fetcham fraud
Surrey Police has released an E-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a fraud in which an elderly woman was duped out of almost £200,000.
The fraud began in September 2009 when a man calling himself ‘Mr Matthews’ contacted the 84-year-old victim claiming her roof was in need of repair.
Over the next nine-months a succession of fraudsters extracted a total of £198,835, from the victim.
Detective Sergeant Oana King said: “Everyone was shocked and appalled by the scale of this fraud which stripped an elderly woman of her life savings.
“We are committed to bringing these fraudsters to justice and I hope someone will come forward with the name of this suspect so I can arrest him.
“The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke of her ordeal in June and with your help we can ensure these heartless conmen do not prey on other elderly or vulnerable people.”
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222 quoting reference MV/10/2554 or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.
Call 0845 125 2222 for all non-emergency policing matters.
Call 999 if you have a genuine emergency requiring the attendance of the police (eg a crime is in progress or someone is in immediate danger).
Call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have information about crime and don't want to leave your name.