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Saturday, June 17, 2017

DAVID LEE HUNTER DISCHARGED FROM PAROLE SUPERVISION: Convicted In Traverse City Craigslist Rental Scam, Hunter Freed From Supervision

David Lee Hunter, a Charlevoix native who served nearly two years in a Michigan prison for a 2012 Traverse City Craigslist rental scam, was officially released from parole supervision yesterday, June 16. 

A warrant for Hunter's arrest was issued on March 15, 2013 by the 86th District Court after he failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing. 

Hunter signed a one-month lease on a Traverse City home in 2012, and then signed several one-year lease agreements with potential renters and collected six $1,000 payments for security deposits.

Hunter was later taken into custody on July 16, 2013 after his arrest at a Chicago airport hotel, based on a tip from a reader of this blog. Hunter was sentenced October 25, 2013 to 23-60 months in prison, after pleading guilty to two counts of conversion by false pretenses. In return, the Grand Traverse County Prosecuting Attorney agreed to drop four remaining four remaining felony counts.

On September 7, 2016, Hunter was charged with multiple parole violations and later investigated by the Michigan State Police for allegedly extorting money from a registered sex offender, Stuart Robbenolt. According to Robbenolt's official statement, Hunter's mother, Kathleen, allegedly aided and abetted her son's extortion scheme.

In the September 7, 2016 Michigan Department of Corrections parole violation report, a female acquaintance of Hunter's stated she was introduced to Stuart Robbenolt by Hunter. The woman reported that she knew Robbenolt had been to prison and was befriended by Hunter while they both were incarcerated at the same Michigan prison facility. 

The woman reported that Hunter had Robbenolt reside with her and Hunter for a period of time, and that Hunter admitted to befriending Robbenolt while they were incarcerated in the same prison together. Robbenolt served nearly 15 years for criminal sexual conduct and, according to Hunter’s acquaintance, allegedly has some sort of intellectual deficit. 

A search of the hard drive of a computer provided by Kathleen Hunter, according to an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) agent, revealed Robbenolt’s personal information, including his social security benefits and GM retirement information. 

The computer had information that connected Hunter having access to the computer and using the computer. 

Hunter’s female acquaintance stated to Michigan State Police investigator that Hunter would have Robbenolt sign over his checks to her and that she would cash them for Hunter. 

As of today, no charges have been filed.


  1. What does this have anything to do with GTA? I'm sorry I don't see the correlation.

    1. It has nothing to do with the GTA. Hunter is among the miscreants featured on this blog, and a tip from a reader of this blog resulted in his capture while on the run from a felony arrest warrant. Here's the editorial position statement of my blog: SHINING A LIGHT ON THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF FRAUD, CONS AND SCAMS FROM NORTHERN MICHIGAN TO LAS VEGAS, NEWPORT BEACH...AND BACK AGAIN!

  2. I see this more and more prosecutors don't want to do their job when the victim is a ex-con!!!!

  3. David Hunter is a joke. I have known this silly man for years This is how he lives and who he is. He doesn't know how to live any other way. His mother is surely to blame for she sticks up for him and also participates. They both shall pay for how much pain they have caused others. She is the enabling mother who will do anything for her pathetic son. Worst than any lifetime movie. So gross