The Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for a kindly looking man in his fifties. He likes to shop at Hoods Hardware stores. He takes out his ID and writes a check. The problem is the ID and the checks are fakes, and this guy has ripped off various hardware stores to the tune of at least $8 thousand.
The Highway Patrol says he has taken off in a pickup truck, also pictured, after hitting stores in Festus and Farmington.
Police want to hear from you if you have information on this handy rip off artist. If you have any information, contact Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).