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Police issues warrant for notorious con-man


A notorious convicted con-man is still on the loose after stealing checks from a Waco apartment complex and cashing them into his fake business bank account. Morris Lamar Mosley not only has a history of ripping people off, but he is known for doing it frequently.

Nearly $10,000 in rent checks were stolen from The Residence apartment complex in August. For four months police did not find the men responsible, but thanks to public help they were able to identify Mosley.

In 2009, he was found guilty and sentenced to 19 years in prison for renting out foreclosed homes he didn't own in the Dallas area. Through his various schemes he has made off with thousands of dollars.

"He is what I consider a professional scam artist. He knows how to loop the system and finds a loop in it and works from there," Bellmead Police Detective Michael Miller said.

The former Lancaster mayoral candidate is known for ripping off rental checks from high-end apartment complexes from Austin to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, including Temple.

Police say he has an accomplice steal the checks, while he registers his fake business with the county. Then they both go to a nearby bank and create an account for the fake business. Later he will take the stolen checks, make a deposit, and then withdraw the money immediately.

Police say just days after ripping off a Waco apartment complex, he did the same thing to another one in Irving.

"So it is not that he is waiting weeks or months to do this, he is moving on to the next day, the next business, to the next county to register his fake business, and then to the next bank," Miller said.

Police say Mosley is about 5-foot-11, and has black hair and brown eyes. He rarely speaks during business transactions, but has all the mannerisms you would expect from a con man.

"Very well spoken. He is educated, he knows his business, he knows what he is talking about. He comes across as a very business-like person," Miller said.

Police say Mosley faces forgery charges and more charges from other law enforcement agencies around the state. If you know Mosley or his whereabouts, you are encouraged to call Bellmead police.

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