It looks as though the road may be over for the imitation "Antiques Roadshow".
The company behind the "Treasure Hunters Roadshow ", a popular traveling antique and jewelry buying event, is filing for bankruptcy, according to the Illinois Attorney General.
Illinois AG Lisa Madigan is also investigating the parent company, THR & Associates, after it bounced checks to dozens of customers in Iowa and Wyoming in recent months.
Her office has more than 100 complaints from unhappy consumers who claim they were duped.
Customers Often Confused
The Treasure Hunters show has visited Cincinnati in the past, though it has not visited the Tri-State in the past year.
Many people have confused the traveling show with the long running PBS Antiques Roadshow , which stopped in Cincinnati earlier this summer.
The PBS show has no connection to this one. However, wherever it stops, people sell collectibles to the Treasure Hunters group, thinking they are selling to the PBS program.
Many have complained afterward they were offered much less than the items were really worth.
The Illinois Times recently published a major expose of THR and its founder. You can read the report here at IllinoisTimes.com
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