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Kennesaw police need help to crack fraud case

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Police: Fraud suspect that we need help from the public in identifying. Police: Fraud suspect that we need help from the public in identifying.
KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) -

The Kennesaw Police Department wants your help to crack a fraud case.

On Dec. 17 a victim from Florida contacted police after he wired $12,860 to an account at a SunTrust bank belonging to a man named George Hallmatt.

Shortly after the money was wired to the account it was withdrawn.

The victim said he bought a 1969 Dodge Charger that he found online. Once he showed interest in purchasing the car he was redirected to another website to start biding by the female seller going by the name of Linda Caragan.

When the victim won the auction he was contacted by Hallmatt posing as an attorney working for Caragan, according to Kennesaw police reports.

Hallmatt explained to the victim how and where to wire the money for the final purchase.

After wiring the money all correspondence stopped with Hallmatt.

Investigators found the bank account was opened with a fraudulent passport.

Detectives with the Kennesaw Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who calls himself George Hallmatt.

Contact Detective Lewis at 770-429-4533 ext 3031 or slewis@kennesaw-ga.gov.

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