A man originally from Jerseyville has captured the attention of several law enforcement agencies and the Better Business Bureau. 41-year old Bret Michael Watkins has been accused by several individuals of taking money and failing to provide promised goods according the BBB.

Investigator Bill Smith says Watkins was involved in two major scams.


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Smith says the affected parties lost tens-of-thousands of dollars in some cases. He says complaints about Watkins began to surface in 2010 and aw enforcement agencies began searching for him in recent months. Smith adds Watkins’ current whereabouts are unknown and encourages anyone with information about Watkins to contact their local Federal Bureau of Investigations office or State’s Attorney’s Office.

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