Local media appeals to trace Mr Rhodes have been unsuccessful
Police are following new leads in the search for a man who is wanted for deceiving "vulnerable" people into giving him thousands of pounds.
Humberside Police said they had received more than a dozen calls with information about Mark Rhodes, 26.
The calls followed an appeal on BBC1's Crimewatch programme on Thursday.
Detectives say he is wanted for taking money from "vulnerable, and often elderly, church goers" after telling them he is struggling financially.
Det Insp Nigel Sawyer, of Humberside Police, said the Crimewatch appeal was "very successful".
He said 12 calls were made to the studio and a number of other calls were made to the force's headquarters on Friday morning.
"A number of those lines of inquiry we are following up this morning to try to locate him as soon as possible," he added.
Crimewatch said Mr Rhodes quotes the bible to gain his victim's "sympathy and trust".
Humberside Police want to speak to him about a string of crimes committed in the Hedon and Beverley areas of East Yorkshire in February.
But he is thought to be operating across England and is wanted by a total of eight police forces for theft and deception.