LOUISVILLE, KY May 17 2012 – Alert bank employees in Louisville led police on Tuesday to a South Carolina man wanted for questioning in alleged Craigslist scams.
Louisville Metro Police said employees of the U.S. Bank branch inside the Kroger store at 4501 Outer Loop reported a suspicious person just before 7:00 Tuesday night.
When officers arrived, they were informed by bank officials that the man, Brooks Elliott Sowell, 31, of Allendale, SC, was wanted for questioning by the LMPD fraud unit for possible Craigslist scams via money order.
Police said Sowell gave them a New York State driver’s license containing someone else’s name, date of birth and address. Sowell later admitted the driver’s license was fake.
Sowell was wanted by both Jefferson County officials and the National Crime Information Center.
He was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and giving a peace officer a false name or address