Craigslist cow sale goes awry

First Posted: 6:58 am - August 3rd, 2015

By Larry Stanford - lstanford@civitasmedia.com

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An Upson County man attempting to sell some of his cattle on Craig’s List found out the hazards of doing so, when the buyer’s check bounced.

According to a report by Upson County Sheriff’s Deputy Mario Cromer, the victim said he placed an ad on Craigslist to sell some of his cows. He said a man identified as Nathan Parmer of Bowdon, Ga., replied to the ad and said he wanted to buy eight cows. Parmer came to the victim’s house on Rock Quarry Road to pick up the cows, and gave the victim a personal US Bank check for $6,375. A few days later, the victim checked with US Bank and was told that the check could not be cased due to insufficient funds.

The victim drove to the Carroll County Stockyard to see if any of his cows were there, and he found five of his cows at the stockyard, waiting to be sold at auction. The victim said he talked to the manager about what had happened, and the manager gave him the five cows back.

The victim contacted Parmer and said Parmer told him he would send him a certified check for the remaining three cows for $2,125. When the victim never received the check, he called the Sheriff’s Office.

According to Dep. Cromer’s report, when he called Nathan Parmer and told him he either needed to pay for the three cows or return them, Parmer allegedly told him his attorney had told him to keep the cows. Cromer stated he told Parmer an investigator would contact him, and he turned the incident over to Sheriff’s Office investigators.

Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.


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