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In Your Corner: Salesman Charged with Fraud

EL RENO, OKLA. – We have new details involving an Oklahoma salesman.

Customers say Russ Johnson is running a fake advertising company.

Now we’ve learned he’s facing new charges tied to complaints against his business.

Already we’ve caught the salesman in several lies, like pretending not to know dissatisfied customers.

In Your Corner reporter, Scott Hines, asks Johnson, “You don’t ever remember meeting crystal Starbuck?”

Johnson replies, “No I don’t.”

Starbuck and other small business owners, like Jimmy Hendershot say Johnson sold them fake advertising.

“His deal is not too good to be true,” he said. “It’s fair. It’s as if he was working a legitimate advertising company.”

Johnson is facing a bogus check charge in Canadian County.

Now we’ve learned he’s wanted in Oklahoma county.

Wednesday, the District Attorney filed new fraud charges against the salesman.

To this day Johnson claims a media buyer in Dallas has some of his customers’ cash.

“I have to get my money back from the media buyer,” he said.

But when we asked for that media buyer’s name, Johnson refused to give it to us.

“I am not giving you anymore, No. You’re a pain in the butt, man.”

Johnson still refuses to give us that media buyer’s name, if one even exists.

He still hasn’t refunded any of his customers their money.

We’ll keep you posted on things.