September 26, 2023

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Con Artist Arrested for Swindling San Angeloans in Heavy Equipment Scams

SAN ANGELO – The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Place of work gained a report of felony theft on March 11, 2022. During a subsequent felony investigation, it was acquired that Jordan Velez, age 36, performing organization as Viking Rental Services, had bought two parts of weighty machines to the target on or about December 20, 2021. 

The transaction was completed by way of Facebook Marketplace. 

In accordance to the Sheriff’s workplace, the sufferer, just after not receiving his procured assets, discovered the claimed serialized products had been marketed through an auction property in January of 2022.  The victim contacted Jordan Velez a lot of moments but did not obtain the purchased house or a refund. 

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Business office found and arrested Jordan Velez, at a business in San Angelo.  Jordan Velez has been charged with Theft of Home $2,500<$30,000, for defrauding the customer. 

During the course of this investigation, the Sheriff’s Office has learned of three other victims who have either purchased equipment/trailers and not received the item, and/or have not received title paperwork for the said items. 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that if you are a victim of Mr. Jordan Velez, please contact the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, via the non-emergency line, 325-655-8111.  This is an ongoing investigation.   As of the date and time of this press release, Mr. Velez remains incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail.