Bogus Oklahoma Guide Bilks Hunters Out of $75K

On the heels of yesterday's news about corrupt guides comes another story of an Oklahoma man who's accused of bilking hunters from four states out of $75,000 in guide fees for bogus hunts.

From this story in the Tulsa World:
_James Adam Jenkins, 39, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on three counts of unfair or deceptive trade practice in violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act. He was released on $9,000 bond later Tuesday, jail records show. According to charges filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, Jenkins told hunters from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri that he was planning deer-, elk- and quail-hunting trips for them in Oklahoma and Colorado. He is accused of accepting their money, totaling more than $75,000, and then canceling the trips without a refund.
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_The state also alleges that Jenkins did not have permission or leases to hunt on the land where the hunts were scheduled to take place. Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a statement that other complaints against Jenkins are being investigated and that additional felony charges are possible.
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One more example of why you should always conduct your due diligence before handing over any money for a guided hunting or fishing trip...