Georgetown Co. Sheriff: Investigating man profiting from free sand bags

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a man that has reportedly profited off of free sandbags. 

In a news conference, Sheriff A. Lane Cribb said a man has utilized the county’s free sand bag distribution sites to fill sandbags, sold them to people and price gouged them. 

“There’s a, what I call a, scumbag, that is taking them and going and selling them,” Cribb said. 

According to Cribb, the man took someone’s money without even delivering the sandbags.

“He charged somebody 400 dollars and didn’t even deliver the bags, so we are not going to put up with it we are going to do something about it,” Cribb said. 

This situation is getting a lot of attention on Facebook. Multiple people have posted the accused man and accused him of being the owner of Eli’s Towing on Pawley’s Island. 

The Sheriff’s office wants everyone to be on the lookout. If someone has been a victim or has any information, you are urged to call the sheriff’s office at 843-546-5102. 

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