14 Jan Breaking at WCME: A Long Search for a Fraud Suspect Ends
State and Brunswick Police say a young Chelsea man suspecting of bilking dozens of thousands of dollars for items and services never delivered has now been picked up in Lisbon. 23-year-old Ervin Morrison III was tracked down at a home on Memorial Street and taken into custody without incident. Police have been looking for Morrison since last summer after receiving several complaints of services or products solicited on Craig’s List that were never delivered. Police say two Maine companies lost $132,000 in the swindle and expected the total losses in Maine will total $250,000. That number is expected to double, as additional complaints come in from out of state. A Florida man says he lost $140,000 to Morrison in an investment scheme, and a woman in North Carolina said she paid Morrison $25,000 last week in the same scheme, but changed her mind and stopped payment before the check was cashed.
Morrison is now being held on bail at the Kennebec County Jail in Augusta.