Johnny Cummings, 51, from Atlanta was arrested Tuesday after a customer complained he ran off with $10,000.
Trey Young said he paid Cummings a down payment on a Mercedes CLS which was never delivered.
According to the criminal warrant, Cummings sent a refund check that bounced.
Cobb County Police investigated and arrested Cummings on two counts of theft by conversion. He was released on $15,000 bond.
CBS Atlanta News found Atlanta Police arrested Cummings in March for a similar incident.
At that time, he was charged with fraud and theft by conversion.
Trey Young could not believe he got ripped off so badly by a man who seemed so trustworthy.
"Ten thousand dollars," Young said, referring to the amount of money his mother handed over to auto broker Johnny Cummings, who promised to help Young buy a used Mercedes Benz CLS 500C from Capital Cadillac in early March.
Cummings and Young's mother knew each other from high school. She wrote Cummings a check for $10,000, then Cummings repeatedly pushed back the delivery date.
"He kept telling us ‘the car will be here Thursday, the car will be here Friday, latest, Monday,'" Young said.
Young waited a couple of weeks, but he said Cummings never produced the car.
"After a while, we got an idea something was wrong," Young said.
"From that point, we haven't heard from him since," Young said. "The money's gone, he's gone and I have no car."
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