I met this young man online. He told me his sad stories and wanted to start a new life somewhere and thought Des Moines, Iowa might be a good place. I did background and criminal background checks on Zabasearch with no derogatory information coming back. Supposedly loaned money for bus ticket, however his paycheck forwarding here never happened. Bret W. Grytness, taken July 3, 2005
In 2 1/2 mos. this young man took me for about $12,000.00
I came home from work early one day and discovered he had loaded my van with over $3000.00 in new karaoke equipment, as well as several personal items from my home and disappeared.
Judging from my current phone bill he is more than likely in the Flint, Michigan areaa at the moment.
Later that evening I discovered he was a fugitive from justice with a nationwide warrant out of Coeurdalene, Idaho. Burglary being one of the charges. He also walked away from a work furlough program.
He has a 12 yr old son living in Coeurdalene, Idaho, not that he called him too often, not even the weekend he supposedly flew to Spokan, Washington with the story he was picking his son up and bringing him to Iowa.
Another shock! Surprised to hear that law enforcement here in Des Moines is not too much help, nor Flint, Michigan area? Des Moines police automatically assume that since he was staying in my home that this is a domestic issue! Rather than taking the phone number he had been calling for several days, Michigan said if they see my van and run it and it comes back stolen, they'll get it......
It also turned out that another woman in Wishek, North Dakota had sent him a bus ticket to travel there from Idaho, but he didn't stay long as she told him she is raising 5 kids and had no money to give him.
After speaking with the girl at the Michigan number she said she met him online and really didn't know much. After speaking with a gentleman she assumed to be law enforcement, she started talking, but still says he has never arrived, please, it's been a week.
Because of some questions she asked during the conversation, I am positively convinced Bret was setting right there telling her what to ask, as he recognized the voice calling her.
I will not give up on locating him.
Please note, i did not see the catagory "con artist" below, and I know you have one, that is where this belongs.
DES MOINES, Iowa