TOM GREEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEEKS POSSIBLE VICTIMS OF FRAUD IN THEFT CASE
On Friday, March 11, 2022, the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office received a report of felony theft. During a subsequent criminal investigation, it was learned that Jordan Velez, age 36, doing business as Viking Rental Services, had sold two pieces of heavy equipment to the victim on or about December 20, 2021. The transaction was completed via Facebook Marketplace. The victim, after not receiving his purchased property, found the said serialized items had been sold through an auction house in January of 2022. The victim contacted Jordan Velez numerous times but did not receive the purchased property or a refund. On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office located and arrested Jordan Velez, at a business in San Angelo. Jordan Velez has been charged with Theft of Property $2,500<$30,000, for defrauding the customer.
During the course of this investigation, the Sheriff's Office has learned of three other victims who have either purchased equipment/trailers and not received the item, and/or have not received title paperwork for the said items. The Sheriff's Office is asking that if you are a victim of Mr. Jordan Velez, please contact the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, via the non-emergency line, 325-655-8111. This is an ongoing investigation. As of the date and time of this press release, Mr. Velez remains incarcerated in the Tom Green County Jail.