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Deal for silver goes south

Orlando Lopez, 54, charged with theft from elderly

Orlando Lopez, 54, was charged with theft from elderly.

A 54-year-old man is accused of stealing money from a 69-year-old man that was intended to buy silver.

Orlando Lopez was arrested Monday on a charge of theft from the elderly.  

An arrest affidavit stated Lopez made a deal with the victim to buy 200 ounces of fine silver bullion.

The victim told San Antonio police he gave Lopez a check for more than $4,200 in November, but Lopez never delivered and continued to make one excuse after the other, the affidavit stated.

The victim told San Antonio police he later did some investigating and discovered that Lopez had a bad reputation within the industry.

Police investigated the case and obtained a warrant for Lopez's arrest and took him into custody, the affidavit stated.

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