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Update: Con artist sought after allegedly stealing from dealership arrested in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas - Con artist sought after allegedly stealing from dealership arrested in El Paso

A con artist that duped a car dealership out of thousands of dollars is in custody on suspicion of a separate theft charge.

Johnny Ray Mills is accused of fooling a Las Cruces dealership into paying him nearly $35,000, according to a LCPD official.

When the Las Cruces police reported the theft on Feb. 24, they did not have Mills in custody. They asked the public if they knew of his whereabouts to contact them.

On Monday, KFOX14 learned Mills was booked into the El Paso County Jail Friday.

According to the district attorneys office, Mills was in violation of his probation stemming from a theft conviction filed in 2010.

On Oct. 28, 2010, Mills pleaded guilty in an El Paso County court to theft of property greater than $1,500 under $20,000.

Mills was ordered to serve two years of probation along with a monthly fee of $60 and $8,200 in restitution to William Herren.

Mills faces one count of fraud, a second-degree felony, out of Las Cruces, N.M.

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