Police arrest fake headhunter who promised jobs with Muni

Want a job with Muni? Do not contact Clarence Jackson.

Jackson bilked at least one hapless victim out of hundreds of dollars with promises that he could place the victim on a hiring list for the San Francisco Municipal Railway, police say.

Jackson, an Ingleside resident, allegedly pretended to be a city employee, complete with an official-looking county identification badge. He met the unidentified victim outside the McDonald’s at 1201 Ocean Ave. to take the money, promising in return a sweet gig with Muni, according to police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams.

Police would not reveal how much money was involved, but Jackson was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, meaning it had to be more than $400.

Taraval police station Officers Sam Martin, Buddy Siguido and Thomas Chu got a tip about the scam, however, and arrested Jackson outside the McDonald’s. Investigators have looked into the man’s claims that he used to work for The City, but so far have found no evidence to back that up, Williams said.

Police believe Jackson may have conned others out of some cash and is asking anyone else who has been a victim of this alleged scam to contact the economic crimes unit at (415) 553-1521 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

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