A 42-year-old Lincoln man is on the run from police after allegedly defrauding a woman of more than $2,100.
Booker T. Martin scammed the 20-year-old victim in June by convincing her to deposit a sizeable check into her bank account and then withdrawing a portion of the funds and providing the cash to Martin, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
As part of the scheme, Martin reportedly told the victim she could keep the remaining money from the check as payment for her assistance.
The victim later discovered the check had been written on a closed account and she was required to cover the loss.
Martin is wanted on charges including forgery, theft by false pretense and receiving stolen property.
Anyone with information about Martin’s whereabouts is asked to call Delaware State Police at (302) 856-5850, ext. 257 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.
Anonymous information also can be provided online at www.tipsubmit.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and starting your message with the keyword “DSP.”