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Augusta Pair Worked Together to Scam TitleBucks Out of Over $100,000, Cops Say


An employee of TitleBucks Title Pawn was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conning the Augusta business out of over $100,000, and a second suspect is being sought in connection with the scam.

TitleBucks Title Pawn is located on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta.

Shantel Leshae Reese, 31, of 2213 Ridge Crest Drive, Augusta, was charged with five felony counts of theft by deception. She has already bonded out.

Carl Tyler Jr. is being sought for theft by deception, identity fraud, and forgery in connection with the fraud at the title pawn business, located at 3018 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta.

On Monday, authorities learned that Reese had confessed to her district director, Christopher Elliot, to 36 counts of theft by deception by the use of fraudulent title pawns, totaling over $100,000, according to a sheriff’s report. She did this by maintaining numerous fraudulent accounts, according to arrest warrants.

If you know where Tyler is, please contact Inv. Joshua Evans or any on call investigator at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1085 or 706-821-1020.

For more arrest stories, pick up the latest edition of The Jail Report, sold in local stores or online at thejailreport.com.


Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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