Monroe County deputies looking for scam suspects

lfabian@macon.comMarch 4, 2013 

Suspected scammers could be trying to unload overpriced machinery in Middle Georgia.

Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick is urging the public to beware a gray 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 truck with a raised wooden bed and “Continental Logistics” written on the side.

Monday, Monroe deputies stopped the vehicle with Ohio license plates and found Tahoe generators, a pressure washer, an air compressor and other equipment in the back.

The driver said he was delivering the products to a local company, but the deal fell through and he wanted to sell the $17,000 worth of equipment for $6,000, according to a public service announcement from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

Monroe investigators told the driver and his alleged supervisor that they needed a peddler’s permit from the probate court, but did not charge them with a crime.

The investigators later discovered several Internet postings related to schemes involving the sale of overpriced Tahoe brand items, supposedly being sold at a discount due to a canceled order.

If anyone has information about the company, call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 994-7043.

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