Police seek multi-state scam artist – purports to sell antique furniture

JOHNSON, Ark. (AP) – A man who offers to sell antique furniture or farm equipment as a first step toward bilking people out of money has struck in the northwest Arkansas town of Johnson.

Authorities are looking for 59-year-old Sammy K. Lee, also known as Jimmy D. Gilley. Police say Lee is also wanted in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

A news release from Johnson police says Lee claims to represent an estate or an elderly person as a way to lure victims.

Lee was last seen in Johnson on Oct. 3 and was driving a black Ford SUV. Police ask that anyone with information on Lee call authorities.

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