PARK RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) — Police in northwest suburban Park Ridge said a smooth-talking con man duped lots of people out of valuables over a period of years, and they expect the case against him could snowball once people see his mugshot.
Park Ridge police were asking for the public’s health in a fraud investigation against David Wooten, a man they said has been using a fake identity to fleece people in at least four states.
Detectives have been tracking Wooten from Illinois to Indiana to Wisconsin to Missouri.
Authorities found him in Chicago, and arrested him more than two months ago, and have been building a case since then.
Wooten had been wanted on an arrest warrant from 2007 in Des Plaines, but he had managed to stay ahead of authorities until March.