Fact Allen Stephens of Guymon, Oklahoma was arrested Might 4 on felony fees for a writing a fraudulent test. The arrest is the results of an investigation led by Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Affiliation Particular Ranger Bart Perrier and the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Workplace.
In March, Stephens allegedly wrote a test from a closed account for $187,650 to purchase cattle from an Okmulgee County rancher. Stephens took possession of the fraudulently bought cattle totaling 139 cows and 46 new child calves. He allegedly transported them to western Oklahoma to promote them. Quickly after, the rancher found the test was not legitimate and tried to contact Stephens. Stephens averted the sufferer, refusing to offer a legitimate type of fee for the cattle.
In response to Perrier, Stephens bought further massive units of cattle, together with horses, tack and a Peterbilt semi-truck utilizing the identical sequence of checks from the closed checking account. TSCRA Particular Rangers are persevering with to research and request another potential victims within the Oklahoma space who imagine they could have been victimized by Stephens contact Perrier at 918-440-8360.
Perrier advises people who conform to promote cattle or private property by non-public gross sales to chorus from accepting private checks with out prior verification. Choosing a cashier’s test or securing funds by wire drafts between monetary establishments is a safer follow.
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Affiliation Particular Ranger crew wish to thank Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice and Texas County Sheriff Matt Boley together with their workplaces for the joint effort on this investigation.