Monday, September 25, 2017

Fake Southwest Airlines Hiring Agent Scammed Victims For $220 At Milwaukee County Airport

30-year-old suspect taken into custody and facing charges for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent at the Milwaukee County Airport to scam victims.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

September 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, Rey Antonio Figueroa-Diaz, 30, of Milwaukee was taken into custody by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and is facing three felony counts for unauthorized use of an entity's information or documents. If convicted, Figueroa-Diaz is facing up to 6 years in prison for each count for posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent and scammed at least three victims of $220 in deposit to be considered for a job.
According to the criminal complaint,  MCSO Airport deputies were able to identify Figueroa-Diaz who used social media to attract his victims. He would meet his victims at the airport where he told them they needed to complete an application. Figueroa-Diaz would wear a reflective vest during the meetings. Once the victims completed the bogus applications, Figueroa-Diaz would tell 
them that they needed to give him $220 as a deposit for equipment. After receiving the money, Figueroa-Diaz would then disappear.
Figueroa-Diaz confessed to MCSO detectives of scamming a total of three victims from August to September, the MCSO reported.

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