Crime

Suspects sought in Parker County antique furniture scam

A Parker County couple scammed customers out of $20,000 after they promised to refinish antique furniture but kept it and sold it online, authorities said.

Deputies continued their search Friday for Alyssa and Steven Lee, who operated a business called Sugar Stone Revival.

But the couple have vacated their Parker County home, left the state and closed their social media accounts, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said in a news release.

On Thursday, investigators discovered three storage units in Parker County filled with stolen items.

As of late Thursday, deputies had received reports from 11 residents who said they had left furniture with the business.

“Warrants are currently being sought for the suspects,” Fowler said in the news release.

“Investigators anticipate additional victims to come forward.”

Deputies began investigating a few weeks ago after receiving complaints from residents that the couple promised to refinish antique furniture as a service but instead kept it.

The Lees are also suspects in theft cases in Wise County, Springtown, Willow Park and Weatherford.

Deputies were trying to contact residents to return the seized furniture.

Anyone who left furniture with the suspects is asked to call the Parker County Sheriff’s Department at 817-594-8845.

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