Las Cruces Police Seek Fraud Suspect

Las Cruces – Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a man who has used obsolete purchase orders from the City of Las Cruces to buy tools and other equipment from a home improvement store.

Las Cruces Police investigators have learned that on at least two occasions - in May and June 2010 - the suspect used purchase orders to buy several generators and other pricey equipment at the Lowe's Home Improvement store on north Main Street. On at least one occasion, the man was accompanied by a young child.

The suspect was seen driving a white, newer model pickup with an extended cab and tinted windows.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect you are asked to call Las Cruces Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send a tip via text message to LCTIPS (528477).

The Crime Stoppers number and text messaging services are operational 24 hours a day and you do not have to give your name to collect a reward.