Man allegedly scams sick child's family out of $9,000
Stephen L. Betts
Louisville Metro Dept. of Corrections
Police in Louisville,, Ky., have arrested a man accused of scamming a business and the family of an ailing 2-year-old girl out of $9,000, alleging he used Jason Aldean's name to do it. An arrest warrant states Kyle T. Nunn, 30, contacted the manager of a Louisville club, Baxter's 942, and entered into an agreement to plan a benefit concert in October 2013 for Addilyn Roberts, who is battling Leukemia.
Police say Baxter's wrote Nunn a $6,000 check because they believed Nunn was making arrangements for Jason to play a concert at their venue to help raise money for the child's family. Detectives said later that month, the suspect spoke to the sick child's parents, telling them he needed a check for the concert. Officers believe he then received an additional $3,000 from Addie's Army, a foundation in support of the sick child. Police say Nunn had the victim make the check out to "Davis Cooper," who was supposedly affiliated with the country star. Davis Cooper is also the name of Nunn's stepfather.
Nunn was arrested Jan. 31, charged with two felony counts of theft by deception. Police say neither Nunn nor his stepfather are associated with Jason in any way and there was no benefit concert.
"It's been pretty difficult to have a healthy child for so long and then it just hits," said Angela Roberts, Addie's mother (quote via WDRB-TV). "It's a lot for a family to endure, but she's been so strong through it and she just keeps us all strong."