Gwinnett man arrested in alleged $31,000 scam

A man accused of scamming someone out of $31,000 online has been arrested, Gwinnett police said.

A tip led police to Jack Oviedo, 25, of Buford, Gwinnett County police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

Oviedo was booked into Gwinnett County Jail Friday. He faces felony theft by taking charges.

 According to police, on Nov. 3, an Auburn man wired $31,400 to Oviedo through a BB&T account to purchase a 2013 Infinity QX56.

Police said the two made the arrangement online when Oviedo was thought to be an out-of-state dealer. 

Oviedo allegedly told the man the car would arrive to him in a week, but the car was never delivered and police say Oviedo stopped communicating with the buyer. 

The money was later traced to a BB&T account that was opened under a fake identity. 

Police say Oviedo withdrew funds from several metro Atlanta locations, including a BB&T on Braselton Highway in Dacula.

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