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Police: Fake immigration attorney stole $30K
Fake attorney
Authorities say this man posed as an immigration attorney to steal $30,000 from a number of people.

A man allegedly posing as an immigration attorney is accused by authorities of taking more than $30,000 from people.

Gwinnett County Police are trying to identify the suspect, who goes by the alias Juan Manuel Pineda Cruz but may really be Eduardo Bueno Cabrera.

Police said the suspect had a vendor stand at the Pendergrass Flea Market on U.S. 129.

“He was offering legal services to the immigrant population,” police said in a news release. “Victims have come forward claiming that they were reluctant to report the crime because of their immigration status.”

The man has not been positively identified or found, police said.

“The detective is aware of several aliases that he is using, but his true legal name is still unknown,” police said.

The first incident was reported in December 2016.

“On behalf of the Gwinnett County Police Department, we would like to reiterate that regardless of a victim’s immigration status, we urge anyone who was scammed by this suspect to come forward with information about the incident. Our objective is to stop this suspect from continuing to victimize and exploit individuals seeking legal status in this country,” said Detective Nermin Cultarevic.

Anyone with information can contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS, visit or text "Crimes," 274637. 

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