Dog seller charged after Troubleshooter investigation

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Jahiem Boyd

The man at the center of a Troubleshooter investigation into selling puppies but not delivering the pups is now in trouble with the law. Jahiem Boyd is charged with a felony of obtaining property under false pretenses.

Now more people are coming forward saying Boyd also ripped them off. So far, more than a dozen people say they paid Boyd for a puppy, he sent pictures of the puppy they would be getting, yet despite repeated promises no dog was ever delivered.

Many of the women are in North Carolina, but several are from elsewhere. A'yanna Barnes lives in Texas, and she said she's out $1,000 after thinking Boyd was getting her a Rottweiler puppy. On February 10, she made the 10 1/2 hour drive from Texas to the meeting place of Atlanta. When she got to Atlanta, she said that's when the problems began. She said she got a text message from Boyd.

"He had been on his way, but his tire rod came off his vehicle. He wouldn't be able to make it that night," she said he told her. Boyd even sent her a picture (below) showing her the problem.



He never made it to Atlanta with her puppy.

A'yanna added, "He was like, 'fly back to Texas, I will fly the dog out to you next week.'" A'yanna says that never happened and she has no puppy nor her money back.

I did reach out to Boyd again after hearing from more women who said they got ripped off, but Boyd did not respond.

Jahiem Boyd



Last week, through a Facebook message, he admitted that people paid him for a puppy and he did not deliver. He also said he's just the middleman, not the breeder and that he was working on refunds.

The only person who told me they got any money back so far is Brittany Dunn. She said Boyd did refund her $300 of the $650 she paid him. The charge Boyd is facing stems from Brittany's case.

Boyd is due in Wake County Court in March.
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