Beaumont Man Arrested for Theft in On-Going App Scam
The Beaumont Police Department has made an arrest in the LetGo App Theft scam that has plagued many in our area.
Jeremy Deshawn Harris, a 25 year old Beaumont Man is suspected of committing theft over 12 times using the LetGo App.
Harris used the ‘buy and sell’ app to target victims who were selling electronics.
He would tell the victims that he was a Beaumont Police Officer, in an attempt to get them to trust him. Harris would have victims go to a location in Beaumont (usually apartment complexes) to meet him so that he could ‘purchase’ the item from them (victims were usually selling electronics such as TVs, cell phones, gaming consoles, ect.).
When the victim would arrive and notify him, he would use an excuse that he was “stuck at work” and would have the victim leave the electronic in a common area.
He would then tell the victim to drive to the Police Station to get the money from him for their item.
Detectives believe there were more victims who were targeted by Harris but did not file police reports. Detectives were able to obtain a Theft Warrant for Harris from one of the cases. Harris was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Additional charges are pending.
The Beaumont Police Department would like to remind our citizens to use caution when buying/selling items online.
1. Meet in a public place.
2. Never give someone property without receiving payment.
3. Bring a second person to conduct your transaction.