“This is all we are able to share at this time concerning the details of the case, including getting into the defendant’s role in the events that caused the victim to lose $50,000,” communications director Katie Byrd told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Khoun’s alleged online dating scam is not the first of its kind in Gwinnett.
In 2019, a Lawrenceville man was arrested on three counts of wire fraud after convincing a San Francisco woman to give him more than $100,000, authorities said at the time.
The man used two fake names during the alleged operation and even met the woman in California to acquire money after convincing her he would pay her back.
Just a month prior, a man defended himself in a Gwinnett County courtroom after being accused of stealing $80,000 from a woman he met on a dating site.
Although the man claimed the woman gave him the money after buying an internet business from him, the judge decided to move forward with the fraud case after evidence showed he convinced the woman they were in love. Investigators were also able to trace back five names he had used within the same number of years.
Khoun’s case was referred to Carr’s office by the Cyber Fraud Task Force, which is comprised of local, state and federal law enforcement officials.