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Casanova con man caught in California

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The man known as the Casanova con man is behind bars once again.

Nick Kasemehas, 73, was captured in southern California. Police arrested him late Thursday night on an outstanding warrant out of Multnomah County.

Local police tell us the career con man was only out of prison for eight months, but managed to allegedly scam five local victims out of nearly $150,000.

Kasemehas was first arrested in Portland back in 2008 for running countless cons. After serving time in prison, detectives say he befriended Danny Wold months ago.

Wold says the suspect became like a father figure to him.

Wold had just started a delivery and shuttle service, and Kasemehas hired him to drive him to appointments around Salem, Albany and Portland.

Kasemehas told Wold he was a retired defense attorney, and he was doing pro bono work in the area.

Then a few months ago, he offered Wold the chance to make extra money by investing in his fraudulent loan company.

Wold says he knew nothing of the suspect's past, and trusted him with his whole heart and tens of thousands in cash.

Now that Kasemehas is caught, Wold say he looks forward to him being brought to justice.

"I would say other than taking my money, he hurt me, and I thought he was a real true friend," said Danny Wold.

"I became close to the man, and I thought he had the same feelings for me. The last seven months have been something I've never experienced in my life, and it doesn't seem like he feels bad about that."

Detectives say Kasemehas remains behind bars in California, where he awaits extradition back to Oregon.

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