Detectives Search For More Victims In Alleged Online Dating Scam
SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — Detectives Thursday were looking for more potential victims of an alleged conman who was arrested earlier this year after conducting an online dating scam.
Jeffery Elvington, 39, was initially arrested on Feb. 14 on felony burglary charges after several women said he stole their credit cards to buy iPads, jewelry and other items.
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives, the Saugus resident would meet his victims on popular dating websites, such as Match.com, and other social media sites.
His victims typically ranged from 21 to 35 years old and resided in the Santa Clarita Valley, authorities said.
"This man allegedly makes up elaborate professions and life styles to, not only entice and lure women, but to gain their trust," Deputy Joshua Dubin told KNX 1070's Ed Mertz.
Elvington pleaded no contest to three counts in February and was given a one year suspended jail sentence and three years' probation.
On June 4, Elvington was arrested again by Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives on new grand theft and burglary charges.
He has since been released from custody pending further investigation, according the officials.
Authorities are asking anyone who has had contact with Elvington under similar circumstances to come forward and call LASD Detective Elsee at (661) 255-1121.
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