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Virginia man accused of stealing over $60,000 from Dawson woman

Note: This article has been updated to reflect court records being sealed. 

One man from another state was recently booked into the Dawson County Detention Center in connection with a case from over two years ago. 

Samal Kumar Dimdung, 41, of Herndon, Virginia, was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 3, 2022, on one felony charge of exploiting, threatening or intimidating a disabled or elderly person.

A DCSO warrant from January 2021 alleged that between Aug. 13, 2018 and Feb. 11, 2019, Dimdung contacted the victim, a Dawsonville resident over 65 years old, and convinced the person that their bank account had been hacked. 

In spring of 2021, Dimdung was stopped at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport and arrested while trying to travel to Nepal to see family, according to a motion for bond on Jan. 3, 2022. 

He was taken into custody in Virginia and brought before a Loudoun District Court judge to address possible extradition to Georgia for the pending charges. The judge granted Dimdung bond so he could come to Georgia to address the accusations against him without interstate extradition measures having to be implemented. 

After Dimdung came to Georgia to address the charges and argue for bond, Superior Court Judge Clint Bearden granted him a $15,000 bail. The case has now been moved to a dead docket.