SAN ANTONIO -

San Antonio police say Andres Soto, 47, is wanted in connection with the theft of $1,800 from an elderly couple.

Police investigators said Soto responded to a newspaper ad for a contractor. They said he requested $1,800 in advance from the couple in order to start work on their home.

Soto received the check and cashed it, investigators said, but never returned to complete the work, nor did he make an effort to contact the couple.

Police call Soto a "career criminal" who has been arrested more than 20 times.

The charge on which he is wanted in connection with this instance is Theft, $1,500-$20,000 Elderly.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information which leads to Soto's arrest. As always, you do not have to give your name when you call. Call 224-STOP (224-7867) or visit www.sacrimestoppers.com or, to text a tip, text "Tip 127 plus your tip" to CRIMES (274637).