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Published January 23, 2014, 08:26 PM

Police seek man suspected of scamming North Dakota churches

WLLISTON, N.D. -- A child sex offender from California has been scamming churches in several central North Dakota towns, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.

WLLISTON, N.D. -- A child sex offender from California has been scamming churches in several central North Dakota towns, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.

Kenneth Monk has entered churches in Washburn, Wilton and Velva, asking for money to help him travel to his wife’s funeral in Forest, Mo., authorities said.

Monk has received money in each of the encounters and is driving a 1999 burgundy Suburban with North Dakota plates, the sheriff’s office reported.

People are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency if they have any information about Monk.

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