Rumors of a man impersonating Travis Tritt and scamming county fairs out of money are greatly overexaggerated

A parody website posted the news claiming the information came from the local government.

The article claimed:

A man named “Billy Lee Eldridge” who scammed the River Days committee into believing he was going to be somebody, someday at their fair — 90s country icon Travis Tritt, to be exact.

According to their fake story, the man who may lose, may win, and may never be here again, was so convincing that he scammed the committee of $2,250 before turning his tricks on the Scioto County fair.

Their tall tale suggests the Scioto County fair told him not to “come around here handing them any of his lies,” when they asked their supposed impostor to sing “Here’s A Quarter,” and he bolted.