BCSO seeks alleged scammer

Published 5:04 pm Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports regarding Jason John Schutt, W/M, 49 years of age, of Washington, N.C., approaching individuals asking for money and representing himself as an employee of Tidewater Energy. As a result of the investigation Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have obtained warrants charging Jason Schutt with (3) three Felony counts of Obtaining Property by False Pretense. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

If you believe you have been a victim of a scam regarding Jason Schutt, please contact your local law enforcement agency and report the incident.

If you know the whereabouts of Jason Schutt, please contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 252-946-0101 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400. You can also submit your confidential tip online at www.p3tips.com/195