Warren County Undersheriff Robert Swan said Wednesday that his agency had arrested Fox in May 2008 as a fugitive from justice, and they apprehended him where he worked at Thousand Acres Ranch in Stony Creek.
Swan said he recalled that Fox was living in Adirondack in a bed and breakfast at that time.
He was arraigned in Warrensburg Town Court on May 29 2008 and sent back to South Carolina to face felony larceny charges.
Authorities say Fox has communicated with at least two other females online using what appears to be the same ruse but had not met with them in person.
Five law enforcement agencies, including the Warren County Sheriff's Office the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and state Police in Wilton, are investigating the case, but as of Wednesday noon, there were no warrants issued for Fox, who is officially sought for questioning. i
Authorities are attempting to locate witnesses who saw Arnold Fox or saw him with a female anytime after Dec. 3 and anyone with information about the whereabouts of Fox or the victim's vehicle. Detectives also want to interview any persons who conversed with Fox online or responded to any online add posted by him or "Fox Farms". Those with information are asked to call the Warren County Sheriff's Department at 743-2500.