Paducah, Kentucky - Just as BBQ OFF the River gets ready to raise money for local charities, BBQ on the River former Executive Director pleads guilty Monday during a Zoom pretrial conference.
David Boggs stole nearly $25,000 from Barbecue on the River and fled town in November 2018. Admittedly, he had stolen money and written checks to himself to pay-off a blackmailing social media scheme. Boggs said he sent inappropriate pictures to someone over social media and they demanded money. According to Paducah Police Chief Brian Laird, it's a common scam.
Boggs was faced with a charge of theft by unlawful taking. The prosecution is recommending an eight year sentence. Boggs will be sentenced on November 2nd at 1:30 pm.