GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Earlier this year, a theft and forgery case was assigned to a detective. The images of the suspect were released to the public and he was immediately identified as Speedy Gonzalez (age 35, Buford). After spending a couple of months on the run, he was captured during a traffic stop this past Saturday and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail.
According to the arrest report, Speedy also has outstanding warrants through the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Update #2, 03/10/2020, 1:30pm: Speedy Gonzalez (age 35, Buford) has been charged with 1 count of Forgery, 2 counts of Identity Fraud, and 3 counts of Theft by Deception. His current whereabouts are unknown. We urge Speedy to turn himself in to the Gwinnett County Jail.
Tipsters with information about his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.
Here’s what happened:
After checks were stolen from the mailbox at a Suwanee home, the victim found more than $3,000 in forgeries.
In late January, a man reported that he had some checks stolen from his mailbox on Lake Haven Way on January 21. The checks were supposed to be picked up by the USPS and mailed to their intended recipients.
The following day, January 22, an unknown suspect visited the Home Depot on Stone Mountain Highway and made a purchase of over $3,000. Following the purchase, the suspect(s), returned the purchased items for cash.
The lead detective assigned to the case is hoping someone in the community recognizes the suspect and calls in with tips.
If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number: 20-008850
According to the USPS, to protect against identity theft, they suggest placing outgoing mail in a USPS collection box or hand-delivering it at your local POST Office.