UPDATE: BROTHER OF LOCAL CON-ARTIST WANTED FOR THEFT

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Contact: Angelica Becerra, Public Information Officer    

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

EMAIL: abecerra@epcounty.com

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EL PASO TEXAS- In December of 2012, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office/Crimes Against Property Section initiated a theft  investigation after a 60 year old victim reported to the Sheriff’s Office she was deprived of her property by 41 year old suspect/LAURA GONZALEZ.  

In October of 2010, the victim and her husband moved from Virginia to El Paso to retire.  Shortly thereafter, the victim’s husband became ill and hospitalized.  During this time, GONZALEZ approached the victim in search of work and was hired by the victim to assist her with housekeeping duties in the absence of her husband.

The victim stated while attempting to locate some articles she noticed several items missing to include jewelry.  Prior to December 2012, the victim has not seen or heard from GONZALEZ.  Since then, an arrest warrant has been issued for GONZALEZ for the offense of Theft o/$20k-u/$100,000. GONZALEZ is also wanted for numerous outstanding criminal warrants. 

LAURA GONZALEZ is a local con-artist known for her past “Once Upon A Time Princess Party” scheme back in July/August of 2009GONZALEZ was featured on Manhunt Monday on March 8, 2010 and was a Crime Stoppers/El Paso Most Wanted in July 2010 prior to becoming Manhunt’s 51st Capture.

UPDATE: GONZALEZ’ brother, GABRIEL TREJO, is also wanted on an outstanding theft warrant involving the same 60 year old victim.  TREJO was hired by the victim for completion of landscape work and was paid $10,000.  Since then TREJO has not returned to complete the work.  An arrest warrant has been issued for TREJO for the offense of Theft o/$1,500-u/$20,000.

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LAURA GONZALEZ (41) GABRIEL TREJO
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DOB: 01-27-72 DOB: 04-18-80

If anyone has fallen victim to either suspect or has information on LAURA GONZALEZ’ whereabouts please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office by calling 915-546-2280 OR submit a tip on-line or by text.

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Published 26 March 2013 08:30 AM by abecerra
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