Miller County Sheriff's Office
Robert James Devine, a 64-year old man from Austin, Texas, is accused of pretending to be musician Ted Nugent’s booking agent. Devine is facing criminal charges after he took $5,000 from a Texarkana nightclub.
According to documents, Devine convinced management at Shooter’s Sports Bar that Ted Nugent could appear at their venue to entertain during the summer of 2014 and was given $5,000 to guarantee the appearance. Upon investigation, staff members of the venue discovered that Nugent’s tour ended in August of 2014 and the singer had no plans to book more shows.
Shooter’s contacted Texarkana police in September 2014 to report the matter after Devine didn’t respond to demands for the $5,000 to be refunded.
About a month after the complaint was filed, detective Tye Whatley was contacted by a member of the Travis County, Texas, district attorney’s office with information about the case. The investigator told Whatley that Devine had cashed the check from Shooter’s at a check cashing store in Austin in July 2014 and used some of the money to buy a used Mercury Villager, authorities said.
In 2016, Devine was sentenced to seven concurrent 10-year terms for robbery in Travis County. He faces charges of theft of property and unlawful acts involving electronic mail in Arkansas. Devine has pleaded innocent.
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