Steven Goldmann, who was convicted last year of swindling a number of Tennessee businesses, has been arrested in Williston, North Dakota where he said he has been working as a bounty hunter.
Goldmann is now in federal custody after he was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Tennessee.
He is being charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Goldmann was pulled over in a traffic stop and apprehended in Williston on March 21.
At the time of his arrest, he was wearing a holster for a firearm, a police-style badge, handcuffs, and pepper spray.
According to authorities, Goldmann had a Glock .40-caliber handgun in the console next to the driver’s seat, and nine rounds of .40-caliber hydro shock hollow point ammo in the driver’s side door.
Court documents show that Goldmann pleaded guilty in July 2013 to felony theft of services charges in Nashville. Goldmann was alleged to have conned a real estate company, fashion designer, vintage guitar shop, limousine company, hotel, and helicopter rental company, among others, out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Goldmann was given no jail time in exchange for an agreement to pay restitution to the victims.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on January 8 after he failed to make restitution payments.
“The victims wanted to get restitution and so people in jail are not able to make money to pay back victims. Sometimes that is the bargain you have to make,” said Susan Niland, spokeswoman for the Nashville district attorney’s office.
Goldmann was well-known to Williston police, according to the federal affidavit.
He was often seen around town wearing a holster.