This scam has become a common occurrence. A con artist calls a timeshare property owner and claims to have a buyer lined up for their property. The timeshare owner is then convinced to pay some type of advance or upfront fee and the con artist then disappears with the money and no timeshare sale ever occurs.
Josh Butcher was the registered agent for First Purchase Investments, a limited liability company briefly registered as a business in Florida. He opened a business account in Delray Beach, which was closed shortly after opening. During that short span of time, authorities state that he deposited $61,000 in checks from fraud victims.
If you believe that you have been the victim of timeshare related fraud perpetrated by Josh Butcher or by First Purchase Investments LLC, please take the time to report the crime to Delray Beach Police Department by calling (561)243-7800.