Internet fraud suspect sought

[ Peter Ransom ]CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department request the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect who has cheated victims out of $8,000 on eBay. He uses the names Peter Ransom, Law Rence and Jeremy Johnson, and since October of last year, there have been at least seven cases in which he’s put electronic equipment and other related items up for auction but never shipped them after collecting payment.

The suspect was captured on bank surveillance photos. A copy of a Florida state driver’s license was also recovered, but it has been determined to be fraudulent.

Anyone with information may contact Detective Randall Akau directly at 547-7217.

Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or by dialing *CRIME on your cellular phone. Free cellular calls are provided by AT&T, Nextel Hawaii, and Verizon Wireless Hawaii.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers Inc., will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which results in the arrest of a wanted person or the solving of cases reported to CrimeStoppers Honolulu Inc. All calls are confidential and anonymous. Persons who participate in the crime, or are victims of the crime are ineligible to receive CrimeStoppers rewards. Do not approach any suspect — all suspects and wanted fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. Be a CrimeStopper and call the hot line at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular telephone. For more information, visit the CrimeStoppers website.

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