Fargo Police searching for man attempting to scam businesses in area

Photo by: Fargo Police Department
Photo by: Fargo Police Department

(Fargo, ND) -- The Fargo Police Department is asking for your help in finding a man who has attempted to scam businesses across Fargo and neighboring communities.

The department says 21-year-old Andrew Magnusson, a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, is approximately 5’11”, and weighs 150 pounds. He has been known to enter a business, sometimes identifying himself as a 17-year-old named “Matthias Huglen”, and claims he was just robbed outside the establishment and would like to know where the security cameras are located.

Magnusson has provided a false police report number along with a fake names of FPD officers to the businesses. He makes an emotional appeal, which includes an untrue story of his life, and then asks for money. Magnusson has even been known to reach into the cash registers of businesses in an attempt to obtain money.

He currently has a warrant for his arrest related to these reports.

If you come into contact with him, you're asked to please call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center immediately at (701) 451-7660.