Joseph Sandford, 33, was released on licence partway through a prison sentence for a number of offences including fraudulent use of a credit card, assault and obstructing the police.
He has since failed to comply with the conditions of his licence and is now wanted for recall to prison, police say.
North Yorkshire Police believe Sandford is in the York area.
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Anyone who has any information about his whereabouts should call the police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room, quoting reference number 12210113002.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.