DUNWOODY, Ga. – A woman living on Peachford Circle reported to police July 26 that her daughter had been swindled out of $1,000 while at school in London. The daughter notified authorities that she received a text from a man she knew while in school at Dunwoody, asking for her Bank of America information. She then provided the information via text. He then sent her $20 and told her to keep it.
The following day, the suspect sent her $2,500 to send to someone else via Western Union. When she told him she was unable to send the money, the suspect told her to send the money to an unknown phone number. She sent the money and thought nothing of it. She was later notified that her account had been overdrawn by $887,882. When she notified the bank, she was told that her account is under investigation. She was no longer able to contact the suspect via text or phone call.
The victim told authorities that she had $1,000 in her account before it was breached and did not give anyone permission to access her account. The suspect is said to be residing at the Azalea Garden Apartments in Dunwoody.