Tennessee Man Arrested, Accused of Selling Fake Ear Tags

BLANCO, Texas — A Hendersonville, Tennessee, man was arrested last week and charged with 18 counts of theft after being accused of scamming multiple victims across the United States by selling electronic cattle ear tags and not delivering the product to the victims.

Mike Barr, a special ranger with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, led the investigation, assisted by Special Ranger Wayne Goodman and Sgt. Jim Vaughn a detective with the Hendersonville Sheriff’s Department.

According to Barr, the suspect, Timothy Michael Evans, 50, formed a company called “Cattle Traxx” and used a website and social media to fraudulently sell electronic ear tags to a victim in Blanco.

The victim said he never received the ear tags he purchased and Evans continually made excuses for the delay in delivering the product.

The investigation revealed that Evans charged 29 victims in Texas and across the U.S. for the ear tags but never planned to deliver the product because the ear tags he promoted never existed.