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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - A man is accused of fraud for violating rules in a high school fishing tournament.
Ryan Lovelace was the supervisor for the team of students in the competition.
He's charged with "freshwater fish tournament fraud," a Class A misdemeanor in the Parks and Wildlife Department.
Game wardens said Lovelace turned himself in this weekend and paid $1,000 to bond out of the Grayson County Jail Sunday morning.
He didn't want to speak with us on camera, but told us he was just the boat captain for high schoolers, not the one competing.
"This is a case regarding a fishing fraud investigation," Grayson County Game Warden Daron Blackerby said.
Blackerby said at a high school bass fishing tournament on Lake Texoma in the fall, officials had questions about the overall number of bass caught by Lovelace's team.
Gainesville ISD Superintendent Dr. DesMontes Stewart tells us Lovelace is a teacher for the district and volunteered to be a boat captain, or supervisor, for the Gainesville High School bass fishing team.
See video on Channel 12 News: https://www.kxii.com/content/news/Man-f ... 86181.html
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