Woman is Subject of Manhunt Monday
This week’s Manhunt Monday Most Wanted Fugitive is a local con-artist who has schemed several individuals taking their money to put on a little girls themed birthday party but failed to show up on the day if the event.
Sheriff’s Officials are now on the hunt for Laura Gonzalez, 38, who has failed to show for court & face prosecution.
Police say Gonzalez, who owns the catering service “Once Upon a Time Princess Party" was hired by several people who entered contracts with her to perform at their parties.
Gonzalez would meet with the victim’s prior to the event and request $100 as a down payment and would tell them the remaining balance would be due 3 days prior to the party.
Police say Gonzalez would fail to meet with the victims as scheduled and would advise them just to pay her on the day of the event.
The day of the party would arrive and Gonzalez would not show up. The victims would then request a refund and Gonzalez would refuse telling them they had initially violated the contract by not paying her the full amount.
Gonzalez has since failed to show for court for all charges and is now on the run as she remains in the Borderland eluding capture. Gonzalez is known to drive a Grey Dodge Caravan or a silver 4 door passenger car.