Wisconsin police issue warning about man using dating apps to victimize women

Police in Wisconsin issued another warning about a man they say is using dating apps to victimize women.

A news release by Racine Police Department Monday links Timothy Olson, 52, to another woman in a bar who fell unconscious while in his presence. The incident happened last Thursday, and officials say this is now the third woman that they know of who ended up in a similar situation. 

“The Racine Police Department would like to caution the women in Racine County and get the public’s help in locating a male subject who has met women on dating apps and victimizes them, resulting in financial loss,” the release reads. 

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Olson is described as being 6’3″ tall and weighing around 250 pounds. He currently has a warrant for five counts of felony personal ID theft-financial gain out of Mount Pleasant Police Department. 

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Olson has ties to southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and Racine police want to speak with him regarding a similar incident out of their jurisdiction. 

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Any witnesses or citizens with information are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756.

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Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 262-636-9330 or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the P3 Tips app. 

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