SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County investigators are in search of a local man they said is scamming the Hispanic community out of thousands of dollars. They want him behind bars.
Investigators said the suspect has been doing this for a long time and has already been convicted before. They say he pretends to own a piece of land and then sells the property over and over.
A grassy lot full of weeds and nothing more was a dream come true for Anna Dominguez.
"It was all a lie," said Dominguez in Spanish.
"He has a generic sign out at these lots," said Louis Antu with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
Mark Stephen Guerrero is a smooth talker, according to his victims.
He finds lots just like the one Dominguez thought she was purchasing. Guerrero tells them he's going to build them a home.
"He took a down payment for $2,500 (and) drew up a contract," said Antu.
Just like that, he takes the cash and is never seen again.
"He sold actually one lot to two different people," said Antu. One of those victims was Dominguez, he said.
Dominguez realized it was all a scam when she saw the other victim at the property.
She said her dream of finally owning a home has vanished.
"They prey on the Hispanic (community) because they don't have established credit and because they are not from here so they deal strictly with cash," said Antu
Bexar County investigators know Guerrero is still out there possibly looking for more victims. Authorities say Guerrero may possibly be working with a lawyer to make it seem as if the deal is legit.
While Dominguez knows she lost her cash, she said justice will catch up to the suspect.
If you know anything about this case you are asked to contact the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.