LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man has been charged with theft by deception after taking thousands of dollars from people in online transactions and never delivering the merchandise.
An arrest warrant says Jorge Zayas-Montejo, 29, of Louisville, advertised on eBay that was selling dumpsters. Between Dec. 1 and 31, 2017, Zayas-Montejo accepted a total of $149,000 from three different people, but the customers never got the dumpsters.
Louisville Metro police began investigating after getting complaints from two of Zayas-Montejo's customers. Investigators found the money had been deposited into Zayas-Montejo's bank account through wire transfers.
In addition to the theft charge, Zayas-Montejo is being held at Louisville Metro Corrections in a detainer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.