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Local police looking for suspected fraudster

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The Quincy Police Department is looking for a man accused of deceiving a senior citizen out of thousands of dollars, according to a news release.

Det. Adam Gibson stated a local bank notified QPD of suspicious transactions from senior citizen's account. He said the transactions showed several thousand dollars being paid to someone for remodeling.

Gibson stated the victim said a man showed up at her door, saying he was there to perform an inspection. The victim said they were told several thousand dollars worth of repairs were needed in the attic.

Police reported the victim was unable to look in the attic.

According to Gibson, the victim agreed to pay the money the man was asking for, but "virtually" no work was done. He stated the victim was told work was completed.

Gibson stated an investigation determined the suspect was Torrey E. Rickey, 41, of Carthage, Missouri. He said Rickey was wanted in several counties across Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, which includes a warrant in Adams County for aggravated home repair fraud.

Police reported Rickey could possibly still be in the area, who has ties to the Hannibal area. Authorities said he's believed to be driving a gray or light-colored GMC truck with a camper shell and Missouri plates OEB828.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Quincy Police Department or Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers. Residents were also encouraged to only work with reputable contractors and door-to-door sales persons with caution.

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