Suspected Scam Artist Turns Self in After Crimestoppers Segment

Christopher Lee FranklinUPDATE

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office has officially notified CrimeStoppers of the arrest of Financial Exploitation suspect Christopher Lee Franklin.

Investigators say that Franklin voluntarily turned himself over to Autauga County Sheriff Investigators on June 24, after seeing himself on a CrimeStoppers segment.

No other details were released.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the location of Financial Exploitation suspect Christopher Lee Franklin. Franklin is described as a white male, 6’0” ft.in height, weighing approximately 190lbs.

Autauga County Investigators say that on May 5, 45-year-old Christopher Lee Franklin deceived an Autauga County family regarding work on their residence/property. Franklin negotiated with the family to conduct block work around the base of family’s residence. Franklin knowingly obtained by deception, control over money of the Autauga County family, and provided a general receipt with inaccurate personal information for the initial payment.

A felony warrant has been signed against Franklin for Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person in the 2nd Degree. The public needs to be aware that Franklin is still likely operating in the Montgomery river region as a general contractor. He is charismatic and comes across as someone who is honest and knowledgeable in what he is doing.

Franklin uses both his first name (Christopher/Chris) and his middle name (Lee) interchangeably when he solicits business.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Franklin, call Crimestoppers at 215-STOP.

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