A Stone Mountain man is now facing charges after he allegedly attacked a woman after she responded to a job ad on Facebook.
The victim was responding to a job posting she saw on a friend’s page that just seemed too good to be true.
“The company would allegedly facilitate money transfers from a bank in the United States to an offshore account based in another country, circumventing currency exchange fees. The employee would be paid a certain amount of money,” said Officer George Gordon.
Gordon said the victim agreed to meet two supposed company reps in a parking lot on Windward Parkway.
“Two males were waiting for her in a vehicle. They started to talk to her about this job, they wanted financial in formation,” said Gordon.
After becoming suspicious, the victim attempted to get in her vehicle and leave.
“She got into her vehicle and she was attempting to roll up her window…they punched her numerous times in the face,” said Gordon.
The victim was left with multiple bruises to the face, but was able to remember the suspect’s license plate number.
Police later identified and charged Dontae Smith, 22, with battery.
Story by: Khiry Clements (intern)