As of Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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ALBANY, Ga. -- Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Investigator Lt. Kenneth Jordan said Wednesday that Your Travel Connection owner Dennis Michael Fenton had been booked into the Dougherty County jail on a felony theft by conversion charge.
Jordan said that Fenton allegedly took $17,000 from a couple who booked a trip through his agency, then converted the money for personal use. The couple's trip, however, was never booked.
"After we received a complaint from the couple, Capt. (Craig) Dodd and myself interviewed Mr. Fenton and he admitted using the funds for his personal use," Jordan said. "He apparently had a ponzi-like scheme set up where he would take money from one customer and use money from the next one to make up the difference."
Jordan said investigators have no idea how long Fenton had been running the alleged scam but urged anyone who thought they might have been victimized by Fenton at Your Travel Connection to contact the Sheriff's office.
Dodd said Fenton remains in the Dougherty County Jail and is expected to be arraigned some time today.