‘America’s Most Wanted’ scam artist who preyed on elderly busted in NJ, cops say
An con man once featured on "America's Most Wanted" was caught in Palisades Park on Friday.
Palisades Park Police told the Cliffwood Pilot that Anthony Quick was arrested after police said he scammed an 87-year-old and an 86-year-old. He was arrested after convincing an 87-year-old that their car door lock was broken and he could fix it, the story states.
Quick allegedly conned a 90-year-old man in Florida out of $8,500 in 2006 according to the show which used to air on Fox. In several cases he would claim to be an auto mechanic and use a device to disable cars and then would "fix" the car for a fee. He was arrested for a similar con in Elizabeth in 2014 according to NJ.com.