Davis man charged in Boy Scouts scam - WNCT

Davis man charged in Boy Scouts scam

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A Davis man is charged with scamming people in Carteret County.

Deputies say 40-year-old Matthew Claude Willis was selling raffle tickets for a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America. The scam involved people buying $10 tickets to raise money for the BSA and the chance to win 50 lbs. of shrimp.

An actual scout master turned the tables on Willis, confronting him about the scam. Willis then returned some of the money collected to several victims saying it was all a simple mistake.

The sheriff’s office says at least 15 victims were scammed, but only 3 have come forward to prosecute.

Willis was charged with three counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretenses and is in the Carteret County Jail under a $15,000.00 bond.

If you were a victim of this scam, you should contact the Carteret County Sheriffs Office at (252) 504-4800.

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