Landscape Lighting Systems
appen grocery
Northside Oral Surgery
appen dec 2010 Duplicate

Job applicant attacked by 'employer'



smith_dontae
Job applicant attacked by 'employer', Looking at scam job.
July 15, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Snellville woman fended off an attacker after she tried to back out of a finance scam June 23.

The victim told police she needed some money. She had seen a high school friend of hers posting on Facebook about a new job where the friend was making a lot of money.

The victim inquired about the job. She was told she would handle foreign banking, where the company would use employees' personal bank accounts to transfer money into and out of the country. The employee would be paid a transaction fee.

Despite her misgivings about the legality of the scheme, the victim agreed to meet a representative of the company.

They agreed to meet at the Bank of America on Windward Parkway. She met with a man identified as Dontae A. Smith, 22, of Stone Mountain. As she was speaking with him, the victim said she began to feel more suspicious about the "job." Finally, she thanked Smith for his time but said she would turn down the job.

Smith became angry with the victim and began cursing at her for wasting his time and began attacking her. She ran to her car and he followed, even hitting her through the open car window. The assailant left the scene.

Police searched their records for the suspect's car and found a match to a license plate and model belonging to Smith. The victim was able to identify his picture for a lineup as the attacker.

A warrant was issued for Smith for battery.

Three days later, June 26, Smith was picked up by DeKalb County police on the warrant.

The victim's friend who set the whole event up de-friended her and blocked her on Facebook.

The scam of course is to get access to the victim's savings or checking account. Thieves can then loot the accounts or use them to deposit phony checks, leaving the victim liable when the checks bounce.

RN-7-16

list visuals View images.
printPrint
emailEmail Link
CommentFeedback
shareShare

Tags: Crime, Government & News & Crime

  1. report print email
    It amazes me people still fall for this...
    July 16, 2014 | 02:18 PM

    ...and that is exactly why vermin like this continue to prey on the gullible and weak-minded. And he's only getting charged with battery? He'll be out in short order to do this again. He should also be charged with fraud and attempted larceny.

    Burt
    Milton
  2. report print email
    Alpharetta
    July 17, 2014 | 05:04 PM

    Why do all these thugs from DeKalb plan their misdeeds at the Bank of America on Windward Pkwy? There is an arrest there at least once a week from some scam or another...

    Elliot Garcia
    Milton
READER COMMENTS Submission
When posting feedback please be respectful. Be nice. :
* required value
Your Name*

Town*

Email (not shown on website)*

Subject*

Comment*

Verification*
Identify the animal




Coldwell Banker
RECENT CLASSIFIEDS
Full-time

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

September 18, 2014 | 09:17 AM
Duties include;Appointment »
Full-time

Alpharetta Tax Preparer - Full Time Help

September 17, 2014 | 05:06 PM
Local Alpharetta Tax preparer »
Furniture

Breakfast table and chairs

September 15, 2014 | 11:52 AM
Metal frame Glass top breakfast »

Johns Creek Chamber
appen dec 2010