MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – When 36-year-old Joshua Bell knocked on a Vietnam Veteran’s door offering to repair her roof, he ended up $17,000 richer and ran off without fixing a thing.

Now the Mesquite Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the fraud suspect.

Joshua Bell (credit: Mesquite Police Department)

Bell travels frequently from the Austin to Dallas area, and is likely staying in hotels in and around Dallas. Bell is known to drive a silver 2019 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Trail Boss Edition (TX LP MSH-2023).

Bell has ties to the Austin and Gainesville areas, and currently has multiple warrants issued for his arrest.

(credit: Mesquite Police Department)

The Mesquite Police Department has an active warrant issued for Bell for Theft of Property.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5000.00 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense. If you have information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477); or contact Investigator A Soto at 972-216-6704.