Indiana State Police are looking for help in identifying a scam artist that took a Salem Jewelry store for several thousand dollars.

scam artist-thumb-250xauto-6484According to ISP Public Information Officer, on March 12 at approximately 11:30 am, an unknown white male went into LaGene Jewelers in Salem, IN, pretending to be looking for a ring.

After looking over the inventory of the store he decided to buy a “White Gold Engagement Ring”.

scam artist 2-thumb-250xauto-6483 He bought the ring by using a fake Kentucky Driver’s License and a fraudulent bank check.

The white male deceivingly identified himself with the fake Kentucky Driver’s License as Dylan Craig.

user29380-1459857708-media3 (1)He also gave a false phone number and stated that he just recently purchased land in Washington County.

Anyone knowing the identity of the man pictured with this release is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg at 1-812-246-5424 or inside Indiana at 1-800-872-6743.

Callers can remain anonymous.