Fake Lawyer Arrested in Frisco After Police Say He Took Money for Legal Services

A former Frisco resident who police say posed as a lawyer and took payment from people seeking legal help was arrested Monday by Frisco police.Dustin Craig Mitchell, 36, is charged with falsely holding oneself out as a lawyer, which is a third-degree felony. He is being held at the Collin County Detention Center on $6,000 bond.Investigators believe Mitchell impersonated an attorney in at least two instances in the last six months in Denton and Collin counties. Mitchell does not have a law license."They were criminal cases he was trying to solicit money for," Frisco police spokesman Jeffrey Inmon said.Inmon said the Texas Rangers assisted with the investigation because of the nature of the case and the desire to protect the integrity of the criminal justice system.Police say they aren't sure where Mitchell currently lives.The concern is that Mitchell may have offered legal help to others. Anyone who might have been a victim should contact police at 972-292-6010. They can also send an anonymous tip by texting FRISCOPD and the tip to 847411 (tip411) or by downloading the Frisco PD app available on Android and iOS devices.  Continue reading...

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