As many as 1,000 people are expected to turn out Saturday morning at an auction at a now-deceased tax collector's home. The auction is to raise money to try to pay the dozens of people who say Jack Brown stole their life savings.
Brown passed away in September of 2013. He was accused of running a ponzi scheme, taking millions of dollars from local investors. Friday, creditors we spoke with say Jack Brown lived a lavish lifestyle with their money. Everything from fancy cars, a lavish home, expensive furniture, and an entertainment center inside of Brown's home.
"I hate it for all of those people that really put their hearts and their souls into him. I think he did a real bad thing and hurt a lot of people. And I know what it feel like to be hurt, if you've ever been broke you'll know what it feels like," said Jim Godsey.
Godsey did not invest with Jack Brown-- but was one of many people who came to Jack Brown's home Friday, hoping to catch a good deal on many of Jack Brown's assets. Godsey also hopes to help many creditors get their money back.
"I'd like to see them get it back. And maybe they will - and I hope this will help, and I want to help," says Godsey.
Marian Jackson isn't one of Jack Brown's creditors, but says he also wants the best for the many investors who say they lost money.
"I felt sorry for the people that lost their money since everything is so tight right now - so I feel really sorry for them," says Jackson.
Auctioneer Flipper McDaniel is getting ready for Saturday's big day -- he's hoping everything will sell.
"We will be selling all of the houses, all of the vehicles, all of the jewelry, guns, the furniture, everything these cases had will be liquidated and sold to the highest bidder," says McDaniel.
Brown's property sits on about 20 acres of land. After the auction, the money will be returned to the trustee in this bankruptcy case, and investors will hopefully get at least a portion of their money back.
The auction begins at 10 am at 13957 Dayton Pike