The stories unravel
For Dawn--the moment of truth about Mary Ann's stories came from Facebook. Mary Ann told the family Foxworthy was a no-show for a planned dinner over the summer. Dawn decided to see what she could find about the comedian's whereabouts. A post on his Facebook page showed Foxworthy wasn't in Florida--he was in Atlanta, fighting traffic.
"She took advantage of me and scarred me for life," said Dawn. "I know there were many others that came before me and there were going to be many others who came after me and it was my responsibility, solely, to stop her."
That's when Dawn devoted every waking moment to compiling evidence of a fraud. A folder 300 pages deep--filled with evidence of Foxworthy's role in Mary Ann's scheme.
Then she tracked down the real Jeff Foxworthy and had every page delivered right to his front door.
"That was the biggest shock in two years," said Dawn. When they stated--we have no idea who she is. I have never felt more ignorant in my life," said Dawn. "But I have the answers I needed."
In an affidavit for McCall's arrest, obtained by Action News--Dawn's hard work paid off in black and white.
A call from Foxworthy's outdoors company sparked the investigation with the Clay County Sheriff's Office. At the same time--other victims were calling Action News.
On Friday night, McCall was taken in for questioning to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.
That is where investigators tell Action News McCall confessed to all the crimes.
But for her victims, no criminal justice can restore their faith in humanity. But for Steve, an apology is at least a start.
"I don't know if I'll ever get that justice but at least I'll know she's behind bars and people will know who she really is."
Action News did contact Jeff Foxworthy for comment--and got this statement in return from his brother, speaking on behalf of Jeff Foxworthy:
"I was totally unaware of the con and did not know Mary Ann McCall. I regret that it happened to the McCarthy family and got to the point Dawn McCarthy had to reach out to us. We're thankful Clay County Sheriff's Office got to the bottom of this."
Clay County Detectives have reason to believe there are more victims out there. If you believe you've been scammed by Mary Ann McCall--please call this number: (904) 264-6512.