Woman Believed To Be With Wanted Man
Dec. 30 - Police say he's been conning people
out of cash and cars for years and they believe
a Lexington woman, listed as a missing person,
is with him.
the two could be in Kentucky. He is
58-year-old Gerald Rogers. The girl
with him is 22-year-old Jessica Evans and police
say he's conned her into a web of lies.
he's a career criminal, con artist," said
Evans' aunt Sarah Farris.
Farris has been
researching Gerald Rogers' criminal history. Her
niece has been with Rogers crossing the country
for two years. In 2000, Farris says
Rogers lured Jessica away from a Louisville
restaurant, telling her he was a Hollywood
producer... promising her riches, saying they
had to leave right away. Jessica
allowed some initial contact in the beginning. But
it was strange. You could tell she
was being coached what to say," said
All contact was
eventually cut off. The two now criss-crossing
the nation. Police say Rogers rips
people off for a living. He was last
seen in Oldham County as recently as last week.
Rogers is known as
'The Greeting Card Bandit.' At
convenience stores, he trades out smaller bills
for the equivalent in larger ones... confuses
the clerk, eventually leaving the worker with a
greeting card that the worker thinks is filled
with cash. Instead, it's filled with
consistent with the dollar amount. Usually,
it's $400 a hit and usually he'll hit at least
two businesses in one area a day," said
So, why doesn't
Jessica leave Rogers? Farris says
Rogers has dug so deep into Jessica's life, he
knows all of Jessica's relatives and threatens
to hurt or kill them if Jessica tries to leave.
You can log onto
www.straightshooter.net to learn more about
Gerald Rogers. Police say he has
conned a number of women, bankrupting them and
then leaving them.
If you see Rogers,
call Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.