Is Menlo Park a paradise for con men?

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 22, 2010

Photo of suspected con man Roger Miller released by the Menlo Park Police Department

We’re beginning to think so. On the heels of the arrest of Simon Gann in August comes the arrest today of Roger Miller, 67 of Menlo Park. Characterized by the Menlo Park Police Department as “a lifelong con man” who was “investigated by our agency after defrauding an individual out of thousands of dollars.”

Continues the MPPD description of the alleged crime: “Miller befriended the victim and after a few conversations, led the victim to believe he had shares of Apple stock for sale. The victim believed he was purchasing the stock at a discounted rate only to find out later that the stock never existed. Miller has conned several people throughout his lifetime and is currently on probation for a similar incident.” That reminds us of the old adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

The Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit is asking anyone having similar dealings with Miller contact Detective Ed Soares at 650-330-6360 or 650-799-9459.

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