Prince George’s man tries to sell fake gold to off-duty officer

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The fake gold

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. — A man has been charged with theft by deception after police say he tried to sell fake gold to an off-duty cop.

Laurentiun Miclescu, 33, reportedly approached an officer in a shopping center parking lot, told him he had lost his credit card and offered to sell him gold in exchange for cash.

The officer knew of a fake gold scam running in Prince George’s, and detained Miclescu, who was interviewed and cited.

Laurentiun Miclescu

Laurentiun Miclescu

Investigators know of three other similar incidents in the county since December, and detectives say there could be additional victims.

If you believe you may have been victimized, please call the Financial Crimes Unit at 240-695-7435.