Bibb County Sheriff’s deputy and 3 others arrested in real estate scam

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A criminal investigation led to the arrest of a Bibb County Sheriff’s deputy and three other men for their involvement in a real estate scam.

According to a news release, Deputy Albert Murray, Lemroyal James, Clifford Greene and Dimitrious Brown filed fake “Notice of Contest to Lien” and “Affidavit of Possession” on several locations in the Macon-Bibb area. The four then allegedly had a local locksmith change the locks to the houses that did not belong to them.

On April 20, Murray was confronted by a realtor for one of the properties who was trying to sell the home. Murray attempted to sell the home at a cheaper price to the potential buyer.

Witnesses documented the tag number of the government car Murray was driving and reported it to the sheriff’s office.

Murray, James, Greene and Brown are charged with false statements and writings. Murray is also charged with violation of oath by a public officer.

Investigators were able to link the crew to other real estate scams as well, additional charges are pending.

Anyone who might’ve work with these men on a real estate deal should call Sgt. Jason Batchelor at 478-803-2555.

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