CAUGHT: Auctioneer accused of writing $175K in worthless checks

CAUGHT: Auctioneer accused of writing $175K in worthless checks

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The owner of an auction company sought for writing more than $150,000 in worthless checks has surrendered to authorities.

Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers reported Jacob Brown, 36, turned himself in to detectives with Louisiana State Police on July 17 after seeing himself on television.

Investigators said Brown, the sole owner of Brown's Auction Company, LLC, signed a contract to provide auctioneering services for a customer.

They added Brown's company held two auctions for the customer in 2017, resulting him owing the customer about $175,000.

According to authorities, both checks were returned unpaid.

Brown faces two counts of issuing worthless checks over $25,000 and felony theft.

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