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UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2022) — Timothy Olson was taken into custody by Franklin Police Department on his outstanding warrants.

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RACINE — The Racine Police Department (RPD) is seeking Timothy L. Olson, a Racine man accused of stealing money from women he met via online dating applications.

Dating app victimizer Timothy L. Olson
Timothy L. Olson is wanted for allegedly using dating apps to victimize women. – Credit: Racine County Jail

Olson, 52, is described as 6 feet-3 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds. His last known address was 2058 Georgia Ave., according to online court records. He’s believed to have ties to Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Misappropriating information via dating app

At least three women have fallen unconscious in Olson’s presence, the most recent occurring on Nov. 17, 2022, presumably in a Racine-area bar. The first two incidents were reported in other jurisdictions.

An arrest warrant for Olson was issued in Racine County District Court on Wednesday on five counts of felony misappropriating identification information to obtain money, according to online court records. That warrant is based on an incident under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department, according to an RPD news release. RPD investigators are seeking to speak with Olson regarding a similar incident.

Olson meets women on dating apps and victimizes them, resulting in financial loss, according to the press release from RPD.

Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call ATF Task Force Officer Detective Contreras of the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 414-378-6734.

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

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