Man wanted for scamming on elderly in Brownsville.
POSTED: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 8:17am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm
Police in Brownsville are looking for a con artist that has been targeting the elderly and disabled, scamming them out of thousands of dollars.
Police say 27 year-old Efrain Cortez has been using personal checks from a closed account dating back to 2005. Police say he tells people he can't cash his checks because he doesn't have an ID and asks his victims to cash his checks for him. So far, according to police he has conned four people and made of with at least $3,000 dollars.
Cortez has been arrested twice before, once for theft and a second time for forgery. If you have information on him or fallen victim to the scam, contact Brownsville police at 956.546.TIPS.