Santee Baseball Scammer Arrested: Deputies

Santee resident Seth Tucker, 22, is accused of scamming money from locals by posing as a high school baseball player and soliciting cash donations

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    The San Diego County Sheriff's Department arrested a suspect Wednesday accused of scamming money from residents in Santee by posing as a high school baseball player.

    Authorities said Seth Tucker, 22, was taken into custody around 11 a.m. on the 12000 block of Calle De Medio in El Cajon.

    According to deputies, Tucker had been running a scam where he would represent himself as a baseball player for a local high school team and obtain money from Santee residents by asking for donations for his alleged baseball team.

    Deputies said Tucker would fraudulently solicit money from individuals, claiming that the cash he raised would help send his baseball team to Maui for a championship game.

    Investigators said Tucker had been pulling this scam for several months in various different neighborhoods. He would always pose as a player for the local high school team of whatever neighborhood he was in at the time.

    The amount of cash Tucker collected during his running scam was not disclosed.

    Deputies said they had been contacted by numerous victims of Tucker’s fraud over the past two days. The investigation is still on-going.

    Tucker is currently in custody at San Diego Central Jail where he faces several charges, including second degree burglary and petty theft. He’s scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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