A fugitive wanted in connection with an investment scheme was captured Tuesday at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, officials said.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ronald McCullough in July 2013 on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, engaging in unlawful monetary transactions and aiding and abetting, according to a news release sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
McCullough and his business partner, who was convicted in June 2015, allegedly told investors in North Carolina that the minimum to participate in their “exclusive foreign currency exchange group” was $1 million, but because they were “Christians” who wanted to help other Christians “build wealth,” they would allow the victims to invest through their trading account.
The men allegedly used the money given to them by investors to buy clothes, cars and lavish homes.
The FBI believed McCullough was living in the Atlanta area and launched a publicity campaign last month offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his location and arrest.
Though McCullough attempted to disguise his appearance, he admitted his identity to special agents when confronted in the mall about 1:15 p.m.
He was being held at the Atlanta City Detention Center with an expected first appearance Wednesday in federal court in the Northern District of Georgia.
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