CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) - A long-time scammer who is well known to police is going to jail for the next six months.
Brian Davis, 52, of Buffalo would pose as a stranded motorist and ask passersby for help. Taking pity on him, drivers would allow Davis to enter their vehicles, and Davis would then proceed to give them instructions to a car that did not exist.
Whenever the driver would arrive at the location Davis had given, he would change the car's location. Eventually, it would either become clear to the driver that they were being fooled or Davis would demand money. In either event, when the driver wanted Davis to exit the vehicle after being taken all over the City of Buffalo, he would not do so before demanding money from the victim.
Davis used this tactic multiple times at the Home Depot and Wal-Mart in Cheektowaga.
On Tuesday, the scammer was sentenced to six months in the Erie County Correction Facility for pleading guilty to scheme to defraud in relation to a victim he took advantage of in April.
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