Autumn Bailey (DeKalb County Jail)
Autumn Bailey (DeKalb County Jail)

A woman who attracted a Brookhaven man using a Craigslist ad saying she was “seeking a long term relationship” has been arrested and charged with theft by deception.

Autumn Bailey, 28, of Cleveland, Ga., was arrested April 1 in DeKalb County by the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and charged with theft by deception in Brookhaven. Also arrested and charged with theft by deception was Jezlias Maysonet, a 33 year-old man, also from Cleveland.

Brookhaven Police’s Major Brandon Gurley said on March 16 detectives allege Bailey met with a man she met online after the man reached out to her after seeing her dating ad on Craigslist “seeking a long term relationship.”

The man met Bailey at a Brookhaven hotel where they decided to get a room together, according to police. Bailey told the man he would have to pay for the room up front, in cash, to avoid a paper trail, said Gurley.

Jezlias Maysonet (DeKalb County Jail)

The man told police he laid out the money in his seat for Bailey but then a man, identified as Maysonet, ran up and snatched the money and fled the scene, according to police.

Several tips via Crime Stoppers helped located the suspects, Gurley said.

Both were released April 2 on $500 bond each.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.