Meet Mr. Jeffrey Elvington, or as the LA Times coined him “Casanova” Jeffrey was using online dating sites like Match.com to woo women under the guise of many different professions, including that of a Special Operator in the service. Although depending on when you asked him it was Army or Marines.
According to the L.A. Times, After winning their trust, he would steal their property, including credit card information that he used to buy expensive electronics and would then resale them for cash. But Jeff was picked up by police on Valentine’s day after more than 5 people stepped forward with allegations against him.
Elvington conned at least five women by pretending to have different professions, including chef, military serviceman and private investigator, authorities said. They are seeking the public’s help in identifying other victims.
Anyone with information about the Elvington case is urged to call the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.
Courtesy L.A. Times Casanova Nabbed On Valentine’s Day
Here are some of the photos we received from an anonymous fan that show the uniform Elvington posed in.:
Here he has Special Forces, Ranger, and Sniper tabs! This is one Bad Ass!
And below is the best picture of all, check out those jump wings. Four, yes count them FOUR Mustard Stains. Not sure about you guys, but I have not seen anyone with four Mustard Stains in recent years. Not many combat jumps have happened lately, last one I remember was the 173rd’s jump into Iraq. So this guy would have had to serve in every conflict including Vietnam to have four stains on his wings.
And remember if any one else has been scammed by this fake Casanova contact the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.
We will keep you updated on this story as we get more information.
Elvington has been sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation after making a plea deal with the D.A.
According to SCV News.com
“He pleaded no contest to one count of second degree commercial burglary that occurred on Nov. 2 at Macy’s,” said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.
“He also pleaded no contest to one felony count of grand theft, which occurred in December of 2012,” she said. “He pleaded no contest to those two counts.”
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Detective Bureau sought the public’s help in identifying more victims after they uncovered five victims who were scammed by Elvington.
Through their investigation, Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives identified more than 19 victims, according to a station official.
Detectives investigated Elvington for using popular dating websites like Match.com to gain the trust of women and then steal their property.
“In one case, he was saying he was a personal chef for the stars,” said Sgt. James Anderson, who is in charge of the investigation. “In another case, he said he was working for the government and the military in the special forces. He would make up elaborate professions to make himself seem more desirable to the people he scammed.”
He would then steal things like their credit card information from his victims, and use their credit card numbers to purchase high-end electronics to later sell.
The suspect has contacted many other women over the last two years. All but one of the victims are Santa Clarita residents.
“He was buying a lot of iPads,” Anderson said. “It’s thousands of dollars.”
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station conducted a surveillance and search warrant in the Saugus area of Santa Clarita. That’s where the suspect was contacted and arrested.