DAVIS, CA - A West Sacramento man as been identified as a solicitor allegedly defrauding Davis residents.
Davis police say they're looking for 28-year-old Anthony Maurice McCune. They believe he poses as a worker for a charitable organization. McCune is suspected of going door door seeking donations for Urban Development Solutions (UDS), a group that helps underprivileged youth.
The problem is, two residents who gave checks to the suspect for UDS found when the checks were deposited, they were altered for higher amounts and McCune's name had been added to the payee line to obtain cash, police said. The residents filed police reports in June and July.
Investigators think the suspect is still engaged in this activity and they have obtained a warrant for his arrest.
McCune was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, slim and weighing 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Victims described him as nicely dressed, wearing an ID badge and sometimes wearing a tie. He may speak with a southern accent and talk about growing up in Alabama.
The Davis Police Department reminds to always ask for proper identification when a solicitor comes to the door. The city of Davis requires all door-to-door solicitors to obtain a city permit prior to walking through the community. If anyone feels uncomfortable with a solicitor, or they do not have the proper credentials, they should contact the police department.