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UK Police Arrest ‘TikTok Trickster’ at Hospital on Outstanding Warrants

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2023) ­— University of Kentucky Police arrested Brenton Fillers, 54, on Friday, April 14, on outstanding warrants from multiple states. Fillers is known as the “TikTok Trickster” by law enforcement agencies and media outlets for allegedly defrauding people using social media. 

“Today’s arrest demonstrates the importance of collaboration in law enforcement,” said UK Police Chief Joe Monroe. “We want to extend our thanks to the Somerset Police Department and the Baldwin County (Alabama) Sheriff’s Office, who have assisted UK Police with the investigation.”

UK Police responded to a report referencing a man matching the description of Fillers, a resident of Alabama, who faces the following charges:

  • Aggravated sexual assault of a child in Texas.
  • Theft of property in Alabama.
  • Felony fraudulent use of a credit card in Arkansas.
  • Theft of a motor vehicle in Tennessee.
  • He may face additional charges in Kentucky.

UK Police arrested Fillers at UK Chandler Hospital. He will be transported and booked into the Fayette County Detention Center pending an extradition hearing.