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MCSO: Man arrested for posing as Southwest Airlines employee, scamming victims at the airport

Milwaukee, WIS. (CBS 58) -- A 30-year-old man from Milwaukee has now been arrested after scamming citizens out of hundreds of dollars.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report from a Southwest Airlines employee that an unknown suspect was posing as a Southwest Airlines hiring agent and was scamming citizens out of hundreds of dollars.

MCSO Airport deputies investigated the allegations and were able to identify the suspect as Rey Antonio Figueroa-Diaz.

Figueroa-Diaz used social media to attract his victims. He would meet his victims at the airport where he told them they needed to complete an application. Figueroa-Diaz would wear a reflective vest during the meetings. Once the victims completed the bogus applications, he would tell them that they needed to give him $220 as a deposit for equipment. After receiving the money, he would disappear.

Figueroa-Diaz was arrested at his home. He confessed to scamming a total of three victims starting roughly a month ago.

The suspect is currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail on 3 Class H Felony counts of Unauthorized Use of an Entity's Information or Documents. Each count carries up to 6 years in prison. 


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