Suspected Scam Artist Arrested In Undercover Sting
Sidney Allan Jeffords
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. – A suspected scam artist who is believed to have targeted people in at least four states was arrested in an undercover sting operation in Williamson County.
Sidney Allan Jeffords, 33, was arrested Thursday and charged with theft over $1,000 and being a fugitive from justice.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said Jeffords, who also goes by Al Jones, uses Craigslist to contact people who post they are looking for a rental property. Investigators said he took a couple to a property which he said he owned in Williamson County, and attempted to collect money for a rental agreement. However, he does not own the property, according to officials.
Authorities believe there are others who have been victims of Jefford's scams in Williamson County and across Middle Tennessee.
Anyone who has seen Jeffords or done business with him is asked to call law enforcement. In Williamson County, victims are asked to call WCSO Detective Kevin Sheldon at 615-790-5554.
Jeffords was held on $150,000 bond at the Williamson County Detention Center. He is scheduled to be in court on October 25.