Arvada Police looking for possible fraud victims

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Arvada police are seeking individuals who may have been victims of fraud.

Matthew Chisholm, 30, of Florida was arrested in Rock Spring, Wyo. for an active warrant out of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for motor vehicle theft.

According to Arvada Police, Chisholm also stole a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle from Arvada; he took the motorcycle for a test drive and did not return on Aug. 9.

On Aug. 14, a U-Haul truck originally rented by Chisholm was found at an apartment complex in Arvada.

The company reported the truck as stolen after it was not returned by the contracted date.

Inside the U-Haul were pawn and rental slips and a chainsaw.

Chisholm rented equipment from a local business to pose as a handyman and tree trimmer and then pawned the equipment, constituting theft of the equipment, according to police.

Chisholm is also being investigated for fraud for contracting with customers to perform tree trimming or household repairs, taking the money and disappearing, never performing the agreed upon services.

One elderly Colorado couple is already known as a victim of Chisholm; they gave him $2,500 to work on their residence and the work was never done.

Arvada Police are now looking for other potential fraud victims.

Chisholm is described as 5-feet-7-inches with brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone who hired Chisholm to do contract work is asked to call Arvada police at 720-898-6900.