Local suspect charged in multi-million dollar scam

Staff Reports • Updated May 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents received indictments and charged a Lebanon man Friday with forging his grandmother’s signature as part of a multi-million dollar investment scam.

At the request of District Attorney Tommy Thompson, TBI agents started an investigation on Brad Joseph Moss, 43, Nov. 13.

Agents said they developed information Moss ran an investment operation in which he sought money from individuals to build a carwash. However, instead of funding the project, Moss used the money personally or repaid former investors, agents said.

During the investigation, agents also developed information Moss forged his grandmother’s signature on several documents he used to secure some of the investments, including credit in her name at several lending institutions. Overall, the scheme totaled about $5 million.

On Wednesday, a Wilson County grand jury returned indictments on Moss, charging him with nine counts of forgery.

A TBI agent arrested him Friday afternoon without incident. Moss remained Friday evening in the Wilson County Jail on $75,000 bond.

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