Scammer of Real Estate Agents Behind Bars

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Real Estate Agent

This is a follow up to the Alert put out by the Columbia, SC MLS back on May 26 of this year.  Agents and Homesellers Beware - A Real Estate Amber Alert

A man was posing as a real estate buyer and then stealing money and credit cards from agents that tried to assist him in finding a home.  The MLS was asking for information to be directed to the sheriff's department.  Apparently it was, because an attorney, Tivis Sutherland wrote:

"I am the attorney for two of James Young's victims. He is in the Kershaw County Detention Center. To contact the Richland County Investigators on his case dial 576-3000 and ask for Investigator Potash or Investigator Strange.  I hope you got away from this guy without suffering too much fiscal damage."

and

"You are quite welcome. He was "looking at houses" as late as last week (in Barnwell if my information is correct), just prior to his arrest. He is trying to get out of jail, and we are trying to keep him in; but bonds are typically not very high for these types of offenses. If he gets out I will let you all know. Everyone who has been victimized should contact the investigators listed above."

Case hopefully solved!  Be careful out there!

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Ann Allen Hoover
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Yay!  I'm glad they found the guy and hope they can keep him out of further mischief.

Have a great weekend Charlie!

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Hi Charlie......I just wanted to stop back by and wish you a Happy Father's Day!

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Ann, thanks!  Had a great Father's Day!  It sounds like they're afraid he'd go right back to mischief if he was out of jail...

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