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Contractor Wanted in Brownsville Previously Received McAllen Chamber Grant

7 months 1 week 4 days ago Thursday, October 24 2019 Oct 24, 2019 October 24, 2019 5:19 PM October 24, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE – From award winning entrepreneur to wanted man.

Numerous victims have come forward telling CHANNEL FIVE NEWS that 38-year-old Obed Roque Valencia stole thousands of dollars from them.

On Wednesday, Brownsville police department confirmed they have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Now we've learned that back in 2017, Valencia was an up and coming businessman in the McAllen area, where the McAllen Chamber of Commerce once awarded him thousands of dollars.

Brownsville police say Valencia could be anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley specifically Pharr, McAllen or Mission, and that he could be driving a white GMC Canon or a black Ford Explorer.

If you have any information you can contact the Brownsville Crime Stoppers at 956-546-8477.

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