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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Suspect who Swindled 92-year-old Woman Flees from Police NR15186jk

September 10, 2015 NR15186lp


On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 60-year-old Carlson Jackson, was arrested by Commercial Crimes Division/Fraud Section detectives for Financial Elder Abuse 368(d) PC.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area detectives are asking for the public's help in finding Carlson A. Jackson, a 58-year-old man who "swindled" a 92-year-old female, and is nowhere to be found.

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, Wilshire Area detectives received a suspected Elder Fiduciary Abuse Report from Adult Protective Services. The report alleged how Jackson, who is not a relative, befriended the victim during the past year. In May 2014, the victim "sold" her eight unit apartment building, located in the 1900 block of Palm Grove for $250,000 to Jackson's company, CAJ Properties, LLC. Jackson then opened a joint bank account with his and the victim's name and transferred the money to it.

Adding to the suspicious circumstances is the fact that the apartment building is appraised for approximately $850,000 to $1,000,000. The building was free of any mortgage debt and was the victim's only source of income and residency. She has been living in the building for 40 years and has been left with no financial means to support herself. The rental checks have also been re-routed to a P.O. Box in Los Angeles where Jackson has been collecting them.

During an initial telephonic interview with Jackson, he refused to answer questions and has not cooperated with investigators. He is described as a male Black, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 290 pounds. Jackson has connections in Detroit and Michigan.

Anyone with information to Jackson's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Wilshire Area Detective Veda Young at (213)922-8257. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.