NAME: Varougan Gharemanian
DESCRIPTION: 54 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 165 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes
THE CASE: Authorities say Gharemanian has been involved in home improvement scams and contractor fraud. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, the Stanislaus County district attorney's office and the Contractors State License Board are looking for him.
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NOTES: Gharemanian, who also is known as Vincent Gharemanian, is wanted on suspicion of theft of construction funds, contracting without a license, using a false contractor license number and elder abuse.
WHOM TO CALL: Police ask anyone with information about Gharemanian's whereabouts to call Crime Stoppers at 521-4636. Tipsters can e-mail tips through the Crime Stoppers Web site, www.modestopolice. com/CrimeStoppers, or text tips to CRIMES (274637) by typing Tip704 plus a message. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward.