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.