MONROE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Thursday morning, 63-year-old Tunis Selby will appear before a judge in Union County. He faces a fraud charge in South Carolina, and could get extradited to Dillon County.
Meanwhile, in Monroe, the police department continues to pour over evidence gathered during his arrest.
“They had computers and records at the house,” said Pete Hovanec, Monroe Communications Director, “and our guys are in the process of sorting through all that to see what relates to our cases and what could potentially relate to other cases.”
Selby’s customers say he sold them monuments for deceased loved ones, but never delivered them to the families. Monroe Police Department still hasn’t filed charges against Selby or his wife.
“You’re talking 23 [cases] as compared to just one,” said Hovanec, “and a lot of these people are all over the place, the monument companies are all over the south so it's a little more in depth.:”
Hovanec says they plan to file charges against Selby, and possibly his wife, sometime soon.
“I don't know exactly where that will land,” he said, “how involved she is, if she was involved with all the cases, just some of the cases. We do know that she was an active participant in dealing with a lot of the individuals that we've spoken to.”
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