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Police capture career con-artist after WTOL 11 investigations

David Klotz (Source: Toledo Police) David Klotz (Source: Toledo Police)
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Nearly a month after WTOL 11's Michelle Zepeda warned you about a suspected con-artist looking to take your money, Toledo police issued a warrant for the arrest of David Klotz. Then, just after our story aired on Monday, they made an arrest.

Back in February, Toledo Police said they believed a man convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from a Toledo minister was at it again. In stories which only aired on WTOL 11 and FOX Toledo, Michelle Zepeda showed you photos of David Klotz and warned you he could be looking to steal your hard-earned cash.

After WTOL first aired this story police began getting call after call from people saying they'd been victimized by David Klotz. 

“We have reports that say he's gotten physical with people and victims, and he's carried guns in the past, and he's a bully to women when they discover that he is a fraud,” said Toledo Sergeant Mike McGee. 

He says Klotz had been charged in the past with felonies and he seemed to be at it again, targeting victims by pretending to be someone he is not, making up elaborate stories all while trying to scam victims out of their money. 

Then, on Monday, Toledo police announced Klotz was wanted on three counts of forgery and were able to issue warrants for his arrest on an old case that he didn't show up to court for. 

So far many victims have reported being victimized, but no one wants to file charges against him. 

One woman was lucky and caught on to his scheme before it was too late. Now she has a message for others out there. 

“If I would have been in the case to get that far I definitely would press charges, because you could be saving other people. If not he's going to continue to get away with this and it's not acceptable. I hope someone comes forward,” said victim Sarah Plocek. 

With Klotz behind bars here at the Lucas County Jail Sgt. McGee hopes victims will now be more comfortable stepping forward and press charges.

If you have been victimized call Sgt. McGee at 419-936-3430. 

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