Gwinnett PD needs help finding suspect/victims in theft scam

Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

The Gwinnett County Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a woman wanted for multiple cases of theft by deception. It is believed that between July 2017 and January 2018 she allegedly deceived at least six  people of hundreds of thousands of dollars by claiming to be operating a business to ship items overseas. She then allegedly gets victims to invest or pay her for her services and then the items are never shipped and she stops contact with the victims once she has been paid the money. She primarily targets undocumented individuals.

” We are looking for Lorena Mena, a 44 year old Hispanic female from unincorporated Lawrenceville,” GCPD wrote in a press release. “It is believed that Lorena has fled to California or Washington because she believes them to be sanctuary states and to avoid extradition and deportation. If there are any victims that have not come forward, we encourage them to please file a police report and/or contact Detective Cultarevic in the Electronic and Financial Crimes Unit.”

If anyone has any information to share in this case,  contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number(s):  18-006329, 18-006332, 18-006662, 18-006669, 18-006670, 18-008572

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