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Monday, December 20, 2021

"DAVID FROM WAUKESHA": Purported "Music Festival" Producer's Tinder Profile Is Michigan Con Man David Lee Hunter's Latest Scam; Hunter From Charlevoix Served 23 Months In Prison For Felony Fraud Conviction

David Lee Hunter, a Charlevoix native who served nearly two years in a Michigan prison for a 2012 Traverse City Craigslist rental scam, has popped up on Tinder.

Like Cher, David Lee Hunter shortened his moniker to just one name: David.

Based on pictures posted to his Tinder account, "David" is "vaccinated", lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and is currently a music festival producer.

And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you!


Hunter's sordid past, extensively (and exclusively) detailed on this blog, began in 1992 in Oakland County, Michigan, with a gun conviction.

And his fraud schemes, including a $45,000+ 2009 World Bikini Football League swindle and his 2012 investment scam to raise $80,000,000 so Hunter could produce a biopic about the late Marvin Gaye, demonstrate his deception knows no boundaries.

Hunter went on the lam in late 2012 after failing to appear in a Grand Traverse County courtroom on December 21, 2012 for a scheduling hearing in for a Craiglist rental scam he'd pulled during that summer.

According to court documents, Hunter signed a month lease on a Wadsworth Street in Traverse City during the summer of 2012. 

He then put the home up for rent on Craigslist and set up separate tours for potential renters. 

Hunter claimed to be the home's legal owner — or that he was in partnership with the owner — and signed several one-year lease agreements with the potential renters. 

He collected six $1,000 payments intended as security deposits, police said. 

All of the fake leases were supposed to start on October 15, 2012, and one of the renters contacted police not long after that when they began to suspect the deal was a scam. 

Hunter was in contact with all parties and repeatedly provided excuses as to why they couldn't yet move in. 

Police checked with the vacation rental group that rented the home to Hunter, and a woman there confirmed that Hunter had no authority to rent the property at all, let alone for a period of time past his lease

Hunter is so confident that you'll never link him to his past that he even used a photo of himself on Tinder that originally appeared in an unflattering 2013 post on "The Dirty", a blog published by gossip veteran Nik Richie.


You've been warned.