Arizona man charged in TBI horse sale theft case
Updated May 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents received an indictment for an Arizona man accused of taking money in a horse sale, never delivering and keeping the money for himself.
At the request of District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI special agents started an investigation on 46-year-old Raymond Siggins on Aug. 20. During the investigation, agents determined a Franklin man, Stewart Campbell, paid Siggins $21,000 in 2008 for a horse named SNW Joe Fox, which Siggins told Campbell he bought for him in Arizona.
Siggins later told Campbell he did not buy the horse, though Campbell had already mailed him a check. Siggins offered to find Campbell a replacement horse, but never did so to his satisfaction.
In 2012, the Franklin man demanded his money back, upon learning Siggins actually bought SNW Joe Fox and later sold it to an Alabama woman for more money, keeping Campbell’s $21,000 for himself.
In February, a Williamson County grand jury indicted Siggins on one count of theft of more than $10,000. On Thursday, he turned himself in at the Williamson County Jail, where he was held on $10,000 bond.