Officers are asking the public for help in nabbing a man accused of theft.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating a scamming case where the suspect took advantage of an elderly resident, defrauding her of a large amount of money.
Detectives identified the suspect as Jose Karim Garza-Gonzales, 33, of Kingwood, Texas. Garza-Gonzales is a contractor, who owns a business located in Kingwood.
The victim paid Garza-Gonzales over $28,000 up front, and he then never returned to perform any of the work. Subsequent to their investigation, detectives obtained a third-degree felony warrant on Garza-Gonzales, for theft of property from the elderly.
Garza-Gonzales is also wanted by Galveston County for a similar case of defrauding an elderly victim out of thousands of dollars and never completing any work.
Those with information in reference to this case or any other, or know the whereabouts of Garza-Gonzales, are asked to contact the sheriff’s office or a local law enforcement agency.