UNION COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A husband and wife who investigators said scammed dozens of people have bonded out of jail.
Tunis Selby and his wife Georgeanne were arrested this week in Union County, deputies said. The couple is accused of taking money from grieving families who bought monuments for their deceased loved ones, but then never delivered the final product.
Tunis and Georganne were processed Wednesday afternoon at the Union County Jail. They face charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and felony conversion, which is taking property and making it your own.
FOX 46 first brought you this story in early February when we interviewed a woman who said she paid $10,000 for a monument for her deceased son, but never received it. FOX 46 began investigating after countless victims called the newsroom saying the same thing happened to them.
In the two months that followed over 34 victims filed reports, mainly with the Monroe Police Department.
On Wednesday, a city representative said the Selby’s swindled grieving families out of $64,000. The arrests come just days after FOX 46 aired a special report on this investigation. The victims said they've been waiting for an arrest.
Tunis and Georganne will go before the magistrate on May 11, 2018.
More details on the arrest are to come.
Click through the links below to explore FOX 46 Charlotte's previous reporting on Tunis and Georgeanne Selby:
- Grieving mother scammed out of $10K for son's grave marker
- Grieving mother who paid $10K for son's grave marker will get it nearly 2 years later
- Families who never received grave markers finally getting help
- Monroe Police investigating additional charges against monument maker accused of scamming customers
- Monroe business owner accused of scamming grieving families arrested
- After 2 years of waiting, mother receives late son's gravestone
- Missing monuments finally delivered to grieving families