Authorities have identified a man who posed as a fake immigration attorney and scammed several people in the area.
The suspect, Eddi Bueno-Cabrera, 46, allegedly set up a booth at the Pendergrass Flea Market and lured victims by telling them he was an immigration attorney. He is reportedly a convicted felon and has been deported three times in the past.
Warrants have been obtained for his arrest. He's facing charges of theft by deception and unauthorized practice of law.
Several victims have come forward in the case. The suspect allegedly told them that he could legally bring immigrants to the United States and legalize anyone’s immigration status.
In each case, the victims paid him and he quickly disappeared. He stopped communicating with them and “nothing was done regarding their immigration status,” according to a Gwinnett County news release.
In the three reported cases, the suspect took over $30,000.
See the full story in the Feb. 8 issue of The Jackson Herald.