Suspect allegedly targeted Vietnamese-speaking population
Information from the King County Sheriff's Office:
*Please note, this press release is also available in Vietnamese, posted right after the English version.
Detectives are looking for victims of a Vietnamese con artist who has been posing as an employee of DSHS to gain the trust of her victims.
Detectives said that 39 year old Oanh Nguyen of White Center would contact her victims in the DSHS office in the 9600 block of 15 Ave SW. Nguyen would pose as a DSHS employee and approach Vietnamese-speaking clients and ask if they needed help completing forms.
During her contact with the clients, she would tell them she needed help depositing a check because she did not have a bank account. Nguyen would ask the client to deposit a check into their bank account and give her the cash.
At least six agreed to help Nguyen and deposited her checks, giving her cash from their accounts. In each of the cases, her checks later bounced because the accounts were closed.More ›