Fraud probe police in appeal to find man

Richard Ardolino
Richard Ardolino

POLICE leading a fraud investigation want to speak to this man.

Richard Ardolino, who is 36 and originally from the Leeds area, has been linked to 14 offences of mortgage fraud and money laundering.

He is described as around 6ft tall, with short brown receding hair and of proportionate build.

His last known address was in Normanton, West Yorkshire.

Detective Constable Greg Evans, from West Midlands Regional Asset Recovery Team, said: “Ardolino has many associates and relatives in Leeds and is well-known in and around the area.

“We also believe he has connections in the Midlands, Manchester, Cyprus and the Middle East.

“It is thought he travelled outside the United Kingdom in February 2011.”

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Richard Ardolino should call West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.