GREEN COUNTY — A man arrested Friday in Green County is believed to be the one who conned store clerks in the area out of hundreds of dollars or more in recent weeks, the Green County Sheriff’s Office says.
John H. Loresch, 51, was arrested Friday on warrants issued by Monroe police, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Rock County, Evansville, Freeport, Illinois and Champaign County, Illinois, according to a sheriff’s office news release.
Loresch is suspected of conning store clerks in the area out of hundreds of dollars or more in recent weeks.
Gazette Extra reports that Loresch’s last known address was in Champaign, and he was reported to be visiting an acquaintance at a Monroe residence when he was apprehended.
His method of theft by fraud was simple. He would enter a business, tell an employee that he needed cash for an emergency and that he knew the owner, and he had permission from the owner to get cash. In several cases, he would give the employee a handwritten receipt with a fake name.
Detectives interviewed Loresch, who confessed to acts of theft by fraud in Monroe, Green County, city of Brodhead and Lafayette, Grant, Rock and Dane counties, according to the release.