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Bogus remedy salesman's property goes to highest bidder

By Kontji Anthony - bio | email

Mid-Southerner Perry Belcher pleaded guilty to scamming hundreds of people on the Internet by selling bogus remedies he made using kitchen spices.

It took less than one hour for the government to auction off his property in Eads, Tennessee, on Saturday.

From Belcher's house to his cars to all kinds of electronic equipment, buyers from near and far made off with some sweet deals.
Eric Forsatea walked away with the keys to a 2002 Toyota Camry.

"Oh, this auction is good," he said.

Self-professed classic car freak Sonny Stanton bought Belcher's candy red 1968 Cutless Sierra for $19,000.

"I had to tell my wife I'm trying to do it to make money," he said. "I'm not trying to do it for pleasure. Keep her happy," he said with a grin.

Belcher's Harley Davidson went for $9,000.

$500,000 in property, including 23 items and over 40 computers, was auctioned off to the public. 

Belcher's house, worth $500,000 on the market, went for $340,000.

Buyer Hans Schultz said the auction fits the crime, and that he hopes those who were scammed by Belcher get their money back.

"People got some things that they need, and law enforcement gets the money out of it. And the bad guys are punished, losing their possessions."
Buyers were required to pay a 10 percent auction fee, but they said it was well worth it for such great deals.

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