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Lucedale man accused of scamming area businesses

Tommy Alexander Boulton (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department) Tommy Alexander Boulton (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating claims that a Lucedale man scammed several businesses in the area.

Sheriff Mike Ezell said his department recently received several complaints from business owners about a man identifying himself as John Black.

The man reportedly asked businesses to purchase ad space in a booklet that would be handed out at a youth rally at the Jackson County Fairgrounds later this month. Ezell said there is no youth rally scheduled at the fairgrounds.

Ezell said the South Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team identified Tommy Alexander Boulton, 29, as the suspect posing as John Black.

Monday, an Escatawpa business owner became suspicious after Boulton asked them to donate money for a second time, according to Ezell. The business owner called the sheriff’s department, MET agents responded to the business, and Boulton was arrested and charged on outstanding warrants from the Pascagoula Police Department and George County Sheriff’s Department. He was also charged with uttering forgery by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Ezell said this scam is still under investigation. If you’re a business owner and suspect you have been scammed by Boulton, please call Lt. Randy Muffley at 228-769-3152 or 228-769-3063.

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