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Three Arrested in Attempted Business Scam

By Jessie Williams

Three individuals from Cookeville, Tennessee, were arrested in Macon County last week after their involvement in requesting donations from local businesses for corporations they were not employed with. 

According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Josh Meador, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, a male subject was reported to have visited several businesses on June 8, 2023.

One report stated that he claimed to be with Citizens Bank and requested donations on their behalf, while other businesses reported he claimed to be with Clear Point Concepts Printing Corporation and was selling slots for advertisements. 

The male subject was later identified as 59-year-old William Mitchell Nash, and a business license search of Clear Point Concepts …Printing Corporation revealed it closed in 2021. 

On June 9, 2023 Mr. Nash was located by law enforcement at Anderson & Son Funeral Home, where he told employees he was with Citizens Bank. 

When asked by officers why he was there, he stated he was selling advertising slots for Clear Point Concepts Printing Corporation. 

Mr. Nash was placed into custody at that time and charged with three counts of criminal impersonation, criminal conspiracy to commit theft and filing a false report. His bond was set at $10,000. 

While on the scene, officers also spoke with 39-year-old Jared Austin Love and 31-year-old Keelie Mack. 

Both of these individuals were riding around with Nash selling advertisements, and both were arrested for criminal conspiracy to commit theft. They were each given a bond of $2,000.

All three subjects are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on July 12, 2023.