Nicole Clawson, who is best known for appearing on the truTV reality show “Full Throttle Saloon,” has been busted for ripping people off across Central Florida. The reality TV star was taken into custody in Lady Lake, Fla., on Thursday. Clawson, 39, is accused of scamming people in Sumter, Marion and Lake counties. “Full Throttle Saloon” has just begun appearing on television. It was taped in August.
Clawson had been hanging out near the Villages Regional Hospital, the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala and the Leesburg Regional Medical Center since October taking donations from people. She was alternating between pretending to be a nurse and pretending to be a terminally ill cancer patient, reports Click Orlando.
She went so far as to shave her head so that it would really look as if she was receiving treatments for cancer. Many of the people who she tried to elicit sympathy and money from were actual cancer patients. One of those patients realized what Clawson was up to and led authorities to her.
“It's a total tragedy,” said detective Darren Norris of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. “Everybody that she preyed on was vulnerable.” He said that he’s never seen anything like it in his career and that Clarkson probably has more victims. “I have no doubt in my mind there's more victims out there,” said Norris.
Clawson also put the Internet to work for her in her schemes. She would meet men online and get them to fall for her. Allegedly Clawson would try and get the men to buy her million dollar homes. She even convinced one man, who was confined to a wheelchair, to marry her.
It seems Clawson also lied her way onto the set of “Full Throttle Saloon.” The show is about an infamous biker bar in Sturgis, S.D. She allegedly told producers she inherited $40 million from her deceased father and wanted to give the bar $1 million.
Anyone who feels they may be a victim of Clawson is urged to call the Sumter County Sheriff's Office at 352-569-1680.
Source: (Click Orlando)