University Police are warning students to be on the lookout for a man who has tricked several people into giving him money. The man, who has bilked numerous students over the past two years, found two more victims yesterday -- one for over $100 -- claiming to need train fare for a ride home to Boston, University Police Officer Bill Kane said yesterday. Kane said that in the past, the man has told other victims that he needed fare to get home to West Chester, Pa. Yesterday, one student gave the man over $100 and another wrote the man a check of unknown value. Kane said that no charges have ever been filed against the man. The officer said that the man asks for the students' addresses and phone numbers, promising to pay the money back. Kane said that the man not only keeps the money, but sometimes harasses the victims by phone. "Its too bad, because he usually stops people who are good at heart," Kane said. "Half the time, people don't realize they've been taken until they tell us." Kane described the con artist as a black male in his 20s, with a thin build, short hair, and discolored front teeth.Comments powered by Disqus
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