Los Altos Hills Residents Get Scammed
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office is looking to contact SHON THOMPSON, white male, 42 yrs old, 6’02", 200 lbs., brown hair, blue eyes, in very good physical condition, for questioning, regarding his personal training business.
Thompson ran an ad in a local newspaper selling personal physical training. The business was called Champion Trainers. A female Los Altos Hills resident called Thompson for his services. During a meeting at the victim’s home, Thompson claimed that he had a "multi-million dollar business" and was running a "million dollar ad campaign." Thompson convinced the victim to write him a check for $995.00 (a discounted rate for the holidays) for future training.
About 9 days later, Thompson sent a letter to the victim claiming bankruptcy. Thompson hasn’t been heard from since. All attempts to locate him have failed. His business address was a Post Office box in Los Altos; the phone number on the advertisement was a disconnected cell phone. Thompson had been staying at a local Residence Inn.
Thompson has had similar complaints in the Orange County (CA) area.
Other businesses associated with Thompson are: Elite Trainers, Top Trainers, Maximum Fitness, and Model fitness.
There are no current charges pending on Thompson. Please contact Detective Robert Bosworth at 408-868-6632 if you have any information regarding Thompson.