A man known as the ‘TikTok Trickster’ who allegedly deceived thousands of women by wooing them with fake photos has been arrested after piling arrest warrants across multiple states.
Police in Kentucky have taken into custody Brenton Fellers, 54, on theft and fraud charges he was charged in Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee after they said his ‘vanity’ in posting photos of the golf tournament got him arrested.
It was his ego that got him down. He’s a golfer. “His ego was showing trophies he won in Texas golf tournaments that were on the internet, in the papers, what have you, and that’s how we were able to hit first,” said John Barber of the Fort Spanish Police Department in Alabama.
Police say Filers will connect with women on TikTok, strike up a relationship with them before asking for money and then abandoning them.
“He’s never had a job,” Alabama Police Chief John Barber said in an interview with Spanish Fort. Fox 26 in Houston. His criminal history spans more than 30 years. He is a prolific con artist.
A man known as the ‘TikTok Trickster’ who duped thousands of women by wooing them with fake photos has been arrested after racking up arrest warrants across multiple states.
University of Kentucky police have detained Brenton Fellers, 54, on theft and fraud charges he was charged in Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.
It was his ego that got him down. He’s a golfer. “His ego was showing off the trophies he’d won in Texas golf tournaments that were on the internet, in the papers, what have you, and that’s how we had the initial success,” said John Barber of the Fort Spanish Police Department.
According to the chief barber, the man had been running his gambit “for some time” and that he had embraced a pattern of making women fall in love with them before taking away with their money and possessions.
Police believe that “this is the concern he showed them”.
Officials believe that before TikTok, it ran similar scams across three decades.
He’s done this for quite some time. The police chief said he knew the key phrases they wanted to hear and unfortunately that was what he was using against them.
said one woman named Tricia Wave that she was a victim of his scam and that the man in Alabama had stolen his car.
“It is unrealistic how many women may have been affected by dealing with this man,” the woman said.
She said that she first stumbled upon his profile on TikTok and that he invited himself Jason Mitchell at the time.
Tricia said she picked him up from a mobile airport in Alabama only to find out he was getting away with another incident.
According to police, Fillers had been running his gambit “for some time” and that he had embraced a pattern of making women fall in love with them before taking their money.
Officials believe that before TikTok, it ran similar scams across three decades
“He’s never had a job,” Alabama Police Chief John Barber said in an interview with FOX 26 in Houston. His criminal history spans more than 30 years. He’s a prolific con artist.”
He came down from West Virginia with a lady he was with. They were on their way to Texas. He said they had to work something out with the IRS. Barber said: I gave him a thousand dollars.
He said, “Let’s stop at Daphne’s, and do the rest of the trip the next day.” ‘He then went to the mobile airfield, and got in touch with an inhabitant of the Spanish fort, said the police chief of the Spanish fort, and said come and fetch me.
The police chief also stated that he took off the credit cards and cash belonging to that woman.
“He paid me to take him to the mobile airport,” Tricia said.
After a few days with Tricia, he tells her that he will take her car to the store only to never return with her car.
“Hopefully he gets caught and we can cut down on the other people he can do this for,” Tricia told WAVE.
In the end, it was his “ego” that helped the police catch him.
Fellers was arrested after he ended up in the hospital and called one of his victims, who gave him the name of the doctor treating him.
After the police searched the Internet and used his golf tournament photos to confirm his identity, they went to arrest him at the University of Kentucky Hospital.
Details of the injury that landed him in the hospital are unknown, but he was released over the weekend and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center.
This is the University of Kentucky where Fellers was arrested by police on Friday
“Today’s arrest demonstrates the importance of law enforcement cooperation,” University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said Friday.
“We want to say thank you to the Somerset Police Department and the Baldwin County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office, who assisted UK Police in the investigation.”
Fellers faces property theft in Alabama, felony credit card fraud in Arkansas, auto theft in Tennessee, and possible additional charges in Kentucky where he was arrested.
He was also accused of sexually abusing a child, but the police did not release any additional information regarding this case.
Do not trust one. Somerset Police Officer Danielle Strickland said: ‘Don’t trust anyone when it comes to social media.
Just follow your gut. “If you think something is wrong, act on it, don’t let it pass,” Strickland said.