Detectives Seek Additional Victims of a Dating Scam NR19141dm

May 24, 2019

Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Commercial Crimes Division are
asking for the public’s help in locating victims of a dating

Wilson Edward Jackson,
37-years-old, was arrested today in Van Nuys Division for multiple
felony charges, all resulting from a dating theft investigation
involving dozens of female victims. Jackson has been the subject of
numerous identity theft, forgery, and grand theft reports received
by the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement
agencies, in and out of state, for the past several years.

Jackson targeted single women via social media and other websites
seeking a dating relationship. After meeting with his victims,
Jackson would ask them for a loan, claiming he was having issues
with his bank, or that his car was impounded with his wallet
inside. Jackson would promise to repay with cash, but instead would
provide the victims with checks written on closed personal bank

Victims that visited Jackson’s Woodland Hills apartment were
victims of identity theft, as Jackson stole their credit card
information and checks from their checkbooks while they slept or
used the restroom. Jackson would use their stolen information to
buy clothes for himself, pay personal bills, or make travel
arrangements for other victims of his scam.

Anyone who thinks they may have been victimized by this suspect, or
anyone with additional information about this suspect’s activities,
is asked to call Detective Stephanie Krajchir, Commercial Crimes
Division Financial Crimes Section, at (818) 374-9420.

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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit,
and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime
Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also
download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA
Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.