The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office says a man from New York is being charged with mistreating a dependent or elderly adult after he scammed a 71-year-old from Johnson County out of $32,000. The man is from New York.
Christopher Davis, who is 28 years old and from Roosevelt, New York, was arrested on March 3 and taken to the Johnson County Jail. Three days later, he was let out on a $25,000 bond.
Prosecutors say that on March 2, detectives in New York stopped a package containing the money and told the Olathe Police Department about it. Documents filed in Johnson County District Court say that the detectives did a controlled delivery, and Davis went to get it.
The victim told police he sent the money to his friend because he thought his friend needed it to pay taxes on his $19.8 million lottery win.
In a conversation with the police, Davis said that a partner, who is not named in the court papers, buys lists of people’s information and then contacts them to ask for money. Prosecutors say that once he has scammed someone, he puts the money in a joint bank account.
He told the police that he knew he was doing something wrong.
The next time Davis will be in court is on May 3.
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