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Oxford man arrested for felony false pretense

The Oxford Police Department, with the help of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Christopher Binion, 44 of Oxford, for felony false pretense on June 27.

The investigation into Binion began on Friday, June 22 when OPD took a report from a victim who stated that he had purchased a service from Binion for $25,000 some time between March and June 2018. The victim later learned that Binion’s service was a scam, according to a statement from OPD.

“It’s complicated but it was sort of like a timeshare (but not a timeshare) scam where the suspect says, ‘Hey, I’ve got x number of hours to use this private air service and I’m not going to use them. I’ll sell them to you to use at a discounted rate.'” Capt. Hildon Sessums said.

Binion was arrested for felony false pretense and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center and given a bond of $25,000 by a Justice Court judge.