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Man Swindles $200K From People Who Tried To Buy Cars In White Plains

Davon Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on wire fraud charges at White Plains Federal Court.
Davon Davis is scheduled to be sentenced on wire fraud charges at White Plains Federal Court. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Manhattan man has pleaded guilty to bilking would-be car buyers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while running a scheme out of White Plains.

Last week, Preet Bharara, the United States District Attorney for the Southern District announced that Davon Davis has pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court on wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme designed to defraud prospective car buyers over the Internet.

According to Bharara, beginning in 2013 and extending through early 2015, Davis and his unidentified co-conspirators defrauded several people attempting to purchase cars online from a business they believed to be located in White Plains. In reality, the alleged White Plains business did not exist, and Davis was never in possession of any of the cars that were supposedly for sale.

In total, Bharara said that Davis’ scheme wound up costing his victims nearly $200,000 across the country.

Davis is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas later this year. He will face up to 20 years in prison.

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