Bratt Woman Charged After Allegedly Selling A Boat Motor Online But Never Delivering It

May 17, 2021

A Bratt woman is facing a felony charge after allegedly selling a boat motor online but never delivering it to the buyer.

Tammy Sue Amerson, 50, was charged with felony grand theft.

Amerson listed a 2012 Mercury 150 horsepower outboard motor as for sale on Facebook for $7,000, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. She sold the motor to an out of town victim, and he paid her an agreed upon total of $6,000, an arrest report states.

Investigators reported that they obtained emails, Facebooks posts, pictures, text messages and a signed bill of sale sent between Amerson and the victim. Amerson and victim communicated several time between his final payment on February 27 and March 11, when the ECSO says she stopped communicating with him.

On March 18, the victim filed a report with the sheriff’s office. The ECSO contacted her by phone on April 30 and she indicated that she was communicating with the buyer, but he motor was not delivered because he still owed her $3,000. When questioned about the for sale ad indicating the price to be $7,000 and a bill of sale for $6,000, Amerson told the deputy that she would refund his money, the report states.

On May 4, the deputy made contact with Amerson again, but he reported she stated she was busy and would call back. He unsuccessfully attempted to make contact again on May 5 and May 6, and Amerson texted him on May 7 saying she would have her attorney make contact. After no contact from Amerson or her attorney, the process of obtaining a warrant for her arrest was started on May 10.

Amerson was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $5,000 bond.


16 Responses to “Bratt Woman Charged After Allegedly Selling A Boat Motor Online But Never Delivering It”

  1. Marcus on May 22nd, 2021 12:46 pm

    Some people are just sorry low life trash. I’ve been scammed on Facebook too, but not for $6000.00 !! If I cant actually see and touch what I’m buying now, off of Facebook, I won’t touch it. That’s just my opinion.

  2. Just Me on May 20th, 2021 6:33 pm

    She thought that she had a good scam going but it backfired…glad to see her picture so I will know who not to purchase anything from

  3. LineWife~3 on May 17th, 2021 9:54 pm

    Now now there Tammy, that’s not very lady like is it?

  4. Mike on May 17th, 2021 8:19 pm

    She was doing him a favor by conditioning him for what boat ownership is really like. Break Out Another Thousand

  5. Chelleepea on May 17th, 2021 1:05 pm

    She was such a sweetheart when working at TOC…….

  6. Tony Head on May 17th, 2021 12:50 pm

    Do not buy anything on Facebook market. I have nearly been scammed 3 times on tractors

  7. Bewildered on May 17th, 2021 12:01 pm

    Didn’t know you could tell a deputy you were busy and did not want to talk to him

  8. Mary Mattheiss on May 17th, 2021 10:53 am

    She needs to go to court in front of Judge Judy. The buyer has learned a hard lesson and is aware they should have been more cautious . However, this woman was lacking integrity and was completely dishonest . Stop blaming the victim here. The woman was wrong. The victim was just that, an innocent victim falling prey to an unscrupulous person. Prosecute her AND get the victim’s money back .

  9. JustSaying on May 17th, 2021 10:13 am

    Yes, the man that bought this was trusting for paying for it in full, but sometimes you can trust people. She needs to be held accountable for her actions, she stole the man’s money! Don’t blame it on the victim.

  10. David on May 17th, 2021 10:12 am

    Be aware there are a lot of boat for sale offers that are too good to be true and all they are is a scam. The advertising companies should pay attention to what people post on line.

  11. RICKY C Simmons on May 17th, 2021 9:10 am

    Anyone giving out money To a unknown person is crazy especially anything dealing with the boat.

  12. Facetious Bob on May 17th, 2021 8:37 am

    @ Ed.

    I’m with you. I believe the only thing I would buy, sight unseen, would be a magazine subscription.

  13. Ed on May 17th, 2021 7:18 am

    How can anyone pay for a boat motor or anything without actually seeing it. Dumb, dummer and dumbest.

  14. JustWondering on May 17th, 2021 7:13 am

    Hire an attorney for this? Pay the man his money back! Be honest, you’ll be paying your lawyer to keep from paying an honest man his money. That’s just wrong!

  15. Larry Ellis on May 17th, 2021 6:05 am

    Great! People who pray on inocent people should get the full punishment of the law

  16. 429SCJ on May 17th, 2021 4:54 am

    She is fortunate that the buyer did not make this a personal matter and settle it out of court.

    I would advise against taking people’s money and then not delivering said merchandise.

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