Alert: Organized Crime Ring Selling Fake Projectors in Murfreesboro

Feb 14, 2024 at 10:35 am by Chandelar Williams

Murfreesboro, TN - Murfreesboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division Fraud Unit is seeking assistance in locating two individuals allegedly involved in an organized crime ring operating across several Southern states, including Tennessee. The suspects are accused of selling lower-quality projectors and projector screens, passing them off as higher-value items. They pose as employees of a fictitious company called Sound Vision and utilize fake packaging and websites to make the items appear legitimate. These items are then sold to unsuspecting individuals at a discounted rate in parking lots of businesses.
In a recent incident on Jan. 30, 2023, two men approached a Murfreesboro resident in the parking lot of Lowe's on Old Fort Parkway, offering projectors and projector screens at a significantly reduced price. The victim, unaware of the scam, purchased a projector and screen for $1,500, believing their retail value to be $12,000. After learning about a similar scam involving the suspects, the victim reported the incident to Murfreesboro police and surrendered the merchandise as evidence.
The suspects are believed to be driving a silver 2023 Ford Expedition Limited Edition with Texas license plate TFN1340. Anyone who has purchased projectors or projector screens from individuals selling them at discounted rates in parking lots is urged to contact Detective Jessica Rice at 629-201-5550 or via email at

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