Thursday, January 3, 2008

Police in Palm Springs Look for Couple After 38 Counts Of Elder Financial Abuse

Palm Springs Police Detectives are looking for help located a mother and son team wanted for 38 counts of Financial Elder Abuse and Contractor Fraud.

An extraditable warrant has been issued for the arrest of MARY AGNES STEWART, age 62 and her son, JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM, age 44

Both were Palm Springs residents until recently, and it is unknown where they might be at this time.

According to reports, STEWART and CUNNINGHAM allegedly required the victims to pay large quantities of money in installments. They started demolition of the couple's home, and then fled without providing any materials or construction work.

CUNNINGHAM is described as 6'1" tall, 185 pounds, brown hair, green eyes.

He is a contractor and normally wears his hair in a ponytail. STEWART is also a contractor. She is described as 4'11" tall, 135 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes.

Police are asking for the public's help in locating these two suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call the Palm Springs Police Department Watch Commander at (760) 323-8115 or Crimestoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

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