A Gwinnett County man has been sentenced for stealing money in online romance scams.
Borin Khoun, 44 of Lawrenceville, pled guilty to stealing $230,000 in fraud schemes with numerous people he met online. As a result, he was sentenced to 15 years, including 90 days to be served in jail and nine months in a work release program. He was also fined $1,500 and ordered to pay the victims around $234,000 in restitution.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), Khoun was indicted for stealing money from November 2020 through February 2021. His victims included people in California and Arizona. He was charged with five counts of theft by taking in multiple cases. He stole more than $50,000 from a man in California on four different occasions. He also stole over $180,000 from a person in Arizona between 2020 and 2021. Khoun pled guilty to all charges.
The AJC says that Khoun targeted older adults and he was discovered after an investigation by the Cyber Fraud Task Force.