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Sam Penrod Reporting Last week we told you about a suspect wanted by police for scamming people out of money, and even stealing a car from a dealership at knife-point. Well, it seems he's struck again.
This time it wasn't a car, but a digital camera worth $1,000 that a potential seller advertised in the newspaper classifieds. Yesterday they met to make the sale, but the man got away with the camera.
Forty-four year old James Hill is already wanted by police for stealing two cars and thousands of dollars in recent days. But it seems despite being wanted, Hill is continuing his crime spree.
Bruce, Victim: “He’s got a great story, he’s got a great line. He doesn’t act nervous.”
This man met someone he now believes was be James Hill at this Wal-Mart yesterday, after the suspect responded to a classified ad. The public place meeting seemed fine, until the seller took up the suspect's offer to drive him to his office to get the check for the digital camera.
The suspect supposedly called his secretary on the way, telling her to write the check. But when the man got out at the office, the suspect drove off. Those inside the business were already too familiar with the suspect.
Bruce: "We've had trouble with a scam artist and they went into a back room, and said did it look like this guy? "
The company showed him this printout of a news story from KSL.com and sure enough, it was the same guy. That's why the victim wants to get to word out to others to be cautious about James Hill.
Bruce: "I found a lot of information in a couple of minutes about a guy I hope I never see again, and he probably hopes I never see him again."
Hill was arrested two weeks ago on charges of communications fraud and theft by deception, but posted bail. If you have any information on where he is, call your local police.