Yakima Police Warn of Suspected Con Man in Area

Police want people in the Yakima Valley to be on the lookout for a con man.

The suspect is 46 year old Bobby Trudeau.  Police alledge he is responsible for numerous scams to defraud elderly residents out of their money.

While he's been arrested several times, police say the man has severe health issues that require extensive medical treatment.  If he's in custody, authorities have to pay the medical bills.

Police say the 5 foot 8 inch, heavy set man will offer to do odd jobs.  He will then ask for money to help with the work in advance, and never return.

He often uses the alias of Robert or Bobby Bowden or Bogen.

They say the best way to protect you is to let you know who he is, so you don't fall for his scams.