Man Arrested In Huge Texas Food Truck Scam As Victims Lose Over $180k

San Antonio, Texas – An Antonio authorities have apprehended an individual for defrauding at least 28 different people, collectively losing $186,000, in a fraudulent food truck operation.

During a press briefing, Sheriff Javier Salazar alerted the public about the “Tu Trailita” fraud and encouraged any victims to report their experiences.

Miguel Angel Cuellar Lopez, 57, faces dual charges: one for Theft in the range of $2,500-$30,000, classified as a State Felony, and another for Theft between $30,000-$150,000, a Third-Degree Felony.

His son, Miguel Angel Cuellar Martinez Jr, 32, who is still on the run, is expected to be charged similarly. “These are merely the initial charges against them,” stated Salazar.

How the scam worked

Sheriff Salazar explained that Lopez leased a parking space and misled victims into believing they were buying tailor-made food trucks. He would take payments after letting them select whatever specific features they wanted, only to later demand additional funds to finalize the construction. Salazar suspects there are more victims who are yet to come forward.

Anyone who thinks they might have been a victim of the “Tu Trailita” scam is urged to contact the Bexar Sheriff’s Office immediately at (210) 335-000.