HCSO: Fake legal consultant duped victim out of $100,000

Jeffrey Wayne Wilson is charged with credit/debit card abuse and stealing more than $100,000 from a single client

March 12, 2014 1:45:31 PM PDT
Authorities are looking for more victims of a Houston man who they say pretended to be a legal consultant and stole more than $100,000 from one person.

Jeffrey Wayne Wilson, 34, is charged with credit/debit card abuse.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Wilson duped at least one person into believing he was a legal consultant and representative of a well-known but now defunct law firm.

Investigators say that victim gave him $100,000 to perform legal work that she claims was never done. In fact, they say Wilson never even had the credentials to do the job.

Wilson is also accused of using the victim's debit card number for personal purchases.

Detectives believe there may be other victims and they're asking anyone who may have worked with him to call the Harris County Financial Crimes Unit at 713-967-5770.

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