Buffalo Man Arrested in Connection With Multiple Scams, Police Say

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

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Buffalo Man Arrested in Connection With Multiple Scams, Police Say

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM EDT

(WKBW release) In a news release issued Tuesday, Cheektowaga Police announced that Friday April 19th they arrested a Buffalo man for allegedly leading his victims on a wild goose chase and defrauding them out of money in the meantime.

According to the news release from the Cheektowaga Police Department:

The first case allegedly happened on Friday April 12th at the Tops Market, 3865 Union Rd, Cheektowaga.  A 30-year-old man was leaving the store when Brian Davis, 51, of Bailey Avenue allegedly approached him and said that he was having car trouble. Davis allegedly requested a jump from the man and the man agreed to help Davis.  Davis then allegedly jumped into the victim’s car and asked to be driven to his disabled vehicle.  Once out on Union Rd. Davis allegedly kept changing the location of where his vehicle was supposedly disabled and then asked the victim for money to repair his car.  Eventually the victim drove Davis throughout several parts of the town and eventually gave Davis $20 when he realized Davis was not getting out of the car.  The victim watched Davis for a while and found that Davis never did not have a car.

On Friday April 19th, Davis allegedly found another unsuspecting victim at the Wal-Mart, Thruway Plaza.  Again the victim, a 26-year-old man, agreed to jump Davis’ disabled car.  Davis again allegedly got into the car and refused to get out, taking the victim to several locations before the victim handed over $3.00 for gas money.  Davis allegedly would not get out so the victim eventually handed over 50 cents in change and dropped Davis off back at Wal-Mart. 

Cheektowaga Police Officer Jacob Wodowski found Davis in Tops grocery store at the Thruway Plaza and took him into custody.  Davis was charged with 2 counts of Scheme to Defraud 2nd degree, an A misdemeanor.