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Polk County Sheriff's Office search for suspect wanted in scamming case

Jose Karim Garza-Gonzalez is also wanted in Galveston County for a similar case of defrauding an elderly out of thousands of dollars.

POLK COUNTY, Texas — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect wanted in a scamming case in Polk County. 

Officials identified the suspect as Jose Karim Garza-Gonzalez, 33, as a contractor from Kingwood. 

Officials said Garza-Gonzalez took advantage of an elderly resident by defrauding her of $28,000 and not returning to do the work. 

From the investigation, officials obtained a third degree felony warrant for theft of property from an elderly for Garza-Gonzalez. 

Garza-Gonzalez is also wanted by the Galveston County for defrauding another elderly victim out of thousands of dollars, officials said. 

Any information on Garza-Gonzalez, please contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 936-327-6810.

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