1/14 UPDATE: Sheldon Laveil Johnson, 43, turned himself in Monday, police told WVEC.com.
NEWPORT NEWS -- Police in Newport News are searching for a suspect wanted for multiple crimes, including swindling and fraud.
Detective Tom LeNoir says the man will spend an entire day with his victims to build their trust. He even takes them to reputable car dealerships, saying that's where the cars are being held. He distracts the salespeople by telling them he's showing his family a car.
That way, the employees will not interfere with him, LeNoir noted.
Once each victim decided on a car, he would take their money and state he was going to the DMV to title the vehicle and transfer it to them, but instead disappeared.