Republic Police Dept. arrests suspected hunting expedition scammer

The Republic Police department announced on Friday, Dec. 22; that they arrested a man suspected of scamming people out of thousands of dollars.
According to the department, the man allegedly charged people “big bucks” for the chance to go on hunting expeditions with an expert. However, when the time for the hunt came, the man would disappear with the money.
People paid a great deal in advance for the hunts which never happened. The department reported one person losing $6,000, and another losing $12,000. The hunts were advertised on Facebook under various company names, including: Show-Me Bowfishing, Black Oak Outfitters, Broken Oak Outfitters, and 417 BHTV, which the department reported might stand for Bow Hunting TV. It is alleged that the man scammed people both locally and in several other states.
Currently, the name of the suspected scammer is being withheld pending formal charges. Lt. Jamie Burks, of the Republic Police Department, said there is still an ongoing investigation into how far the alleged scams went, adding that ultimately, when the man is charged will be the call of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney.
Detectives investigating the scam are hoping to talk to additional victims. Those who believe they may be the victim of a scam are asked to contact Sgt. Zach Richards at the Republic Police Department. The Greene County Commonwealth will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available.


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