Craven County Woman Charged With $500,000+ Fraud Scheme

Tamrin Bowers was in Craven County court for her first appearance Monday morning. She is charged with 12 counts of obtaining property under false pretense.

Officials say over the course of 3 to 4 years Bowers defrauded people out of about $600,000 by telling them she was the administrator of her late parents' estate, and she would give them about a million dollars or more when the estate settled.

Bowers is in custody under a $250,000 bond. Her next court date is set for February 27th.


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  • by YaYa Location: ENC on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM
    People, believe half of what you see and 1/3 of what you hear. In these poor economic times the crazies come out to take advantage of the rest of us. People like this woman deserve harsh punishment...not some nice jail where she can get a college degree and sit on her rump watching color t.v.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    I get these type e-mails almost every day Offering huge amounts of money. I cannot believe these people fell for this scam. You never get anything for nothing.Never fall for this stuff & Never send out any money to these scums. "Remember,The Greedy become the needy". Most likely this money is gone. Serves you right for being greedy.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM
    every time I have been nailed by cons, I WANTED to believe what I was being told. I had heard a crim on tv say, he only played on the people's own desires. And yeah- who would NOT want to believe they will be paid? We cannot be too careful. It is a lesson folks should apply to the lies and swindles and cheatings of the democrat party! Who would NOT want to think the government is really trying to help everyone while they erase our constitution!
  • by ME on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:17 AM
    Even upon questioning by the victims during this time, she was able to convince them to believe her claims. She produced fraudulent documents and showed them to the victims to support claims----THAT IS WHY SHE WAS BELIEVABLE
  • by White trash on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:01 AM
    enough said.
  • by James Location: Greenville on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    It to 3 to 4 years because of what she was Anglo-Saxon and they assumed she was telling the truth. Sad part she will most likely get probation.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:14 AM
    Where is Bridgeton? I got some ocean front property in Arizona I need to unload.
  • by Puff Location: Chocowinity on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM
    Sounds like the old "pigeon Drop" scheme. I didn't know there was that much money in Bridgeton !!!!!!!!!!
  • by Ron Location: Pitt County on Feb 6, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    I thought this only happened with emails from Nigeria. These folks were really, really gullible!
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:02 PM
    Supposedly a sucker born every minute but from what this ol' girl hauled in seems to be a surplus of 'em born every second here in the east !
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