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Raleigh Auctioneer Behind Bars

Posted February 22, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST

— February 23, 1996 - 4:15 p.m. EST

A Raleigh auctioneer was sent to jail Friday, charged with two criminal counts of obtaining property under false pretenses.

J.C. Knowles appeared before the N.C. Auctioneer Licensing Board last week for a hearing on several complaints that had been filed against him.

While the Board is still investigating other complaints against Knowles, he has already been charged with cheating two people out of more than $25,000.

A former business partner of Knowles, Marvin Lee, is also in jail, charged with four similar counts of fraud