Hunt for Normanton man as part of major fraud investigation

Richard Ardolino'Wanetd in connection with major fraud investigation
Richard Ardolino'Wanetd in connection with major fraud investigation

DETECTIVES have released this image of a man wanted in connection with a major fraud investigation.

Richard Ardolino, 36, has been linked to 14 offences of mortgage fraud and money laundering.

His last known address was in Normanton.

He is about 6ft tall and has short brown receding hair.

DC 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 with any information should contact West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.