Beaverton police are looking for a man accused of running a Craigslist car sale scam.
Last month, a man reported to police that he attempted to buy a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta listed for sale on the internet site for $5,000.
Investigators said the man gave the suspect $3,500 and made arrangements to pick up the car. He was then given the title.
Unfortunately, the title was a fake and the so-called seller never came back with the car. The suspect produced a Washington driver's license, but investigators said it was stolen from a gym locker in Vancouver.
The victim's daughter snapped photos of the suspect during the fraudulent transaction.
Police said another local victim lost $11,000 in an identical scam.
The victims describe the suspect as having a thick Russian accent. He is over 6' tall with an average build.
If you recognize him, call Beaverton police at 503-629-0111.
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