Intercepted Business Purchase; Theft of Funds

(Norcross, Georgia)  An Electronic and Financial Crimes Unit detective needs to identify the suspect in a case involving an intercepted business purchase. 

In May 2019, an Illinois man was arranging to purchase a business.  The victim and the seller were corresponding via email.  An unknown suspect intercepted the email correspondence and sent the victim fraudulent wiring instructions for the transaction. 

In the end, the victim sent $227,500 to the account information provided.  The account belonged to a person named Fred Carlton, though investigators now believe that name is fake.  The man in the photos was captured on surveillance making large cash withdrawals from SunTrust bank located at 5950 Jimmy Carter Boulevard in unincorporated Norcross. 

We need help from the public in identifying the suspect in this case.  If anyone has any information to share, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  19-083516  

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