An alleged conman was arrested this week for a second time on suspicion he duped a woman he met on an online dating website out of her money, and authorities are renewing their plea for other women to come forward.
Jeffrey Elvington, 39, of Saugus, allegedly made up elaborate professions on dating websites to lure women, including telling them he was a personal celebrity chef, a private detectives and a special operators in the military.
“It is alleged that the suspect makes up elaborate professions and stories to make himself more desirable to the women before ultimately scamming them out of money, credit, and personal property,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release Wednesday.
Elvington was arrested Feb. 14 on suspicion of felony burglary charges after five women came forward, officials said. That case was filed with the Los Angeles District Attorney's office.
He was arrested again Tuesday when a woman accused him of stealing and using her credit card information. Elvington was released pending the investigation.
The Guardian of Valor, a group that outs people who falsely claim military service, posted images of a phony uniform they say Elvington left at a woman’s home last Thanksgiving.
Detectives believe Elvington has been wooing women for the last two years. After his first arrest, investigators estimated that some 19 women may have been scammed allegedly by him.
A news conference with detectives is scheduled for Thursday morning.
Anyone who has come into contact with Elvington under similar circumstances is asked to call Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station Detective Elsee at 661-255-1121.