STATESVILLE – The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a Craigslist shopper they say writes bad checks when buying hot tubs.



Officials believe Troy Lee Waters, 45, lives in the south Iredell and north Mecklenburg area and drives a 2006 Silver Toyota Highlander with a trailer to haul hot tubs. The car may have a North Carolina license plate reading “YYT-8074” or a South Carolina registration plate.

While he uses multiple aliases, he operates under the business name of Lake, Land and Sea, officials said.

Waters is wanted in Iredell County for obtaining property by false pretense, as well as in three states for similar crimes, officials said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts may call Iredell County CrimeStoppers at 704-662-1340.