UPDATE (2:52 p.m. on May 17, 2022): Brandon Steve Vance allegedly sold hunting supplies and hunting dogs to people in several states, according to Lincoln County Sheriff Gary Linville. Those states included West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennesee, Georgia and Arkansas.

The Sheriff received the information from someone who said they never received the items they had paid for. Sheriff Linville said more charges will likely be filed in this case.


LINCOLN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), a man was charged for his suspected involvement in a large online scam.

For several months, LCSO received many reports that Brandon Steve Vance allegedly scammed multiple people across different states. The scam allegedly resulted in an estimated loss of $20,000.

The Sheriff’s Office said Vance faces eight counts of each charge — Fraudulent Schemes, Wire Fraud/Possession and/or Transfer of Money and Fraud with Access Device.

Sheriff’s Office’s disclaimer: “As always in the case of criminal matters, the charges against Mr. Vance are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”