A Las Vegas businessman has been sentenced to one to five years in Nevada State Prison for targeting people trying to sell their recreational vehicles through his business, Easy Go Autos.
District Judge Donald Mosley today (Sept. 15) sentenced Jerry Davies after he pleaded guilty to theft on a charge of obtaining money in excess of $250 by material misrepresentation, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Davies also has been ordered to pay $22,593 to those targeted by the scam.
Through Easy Go Autos, Davies contacted RV owners who were selling their RVs over the Internet. Davies would indicate that he had a buyer for the RV and would charge a non-refundable up-front fee, as well as inspection and shipping fees.
Once Davies received the fees, no further action was taken and RV owners, several of whom were over age 60, were never provided with a buyer for their vehicle, Masto said.
“Senior exploitation and fraud of any type are areas that my office has targeted as priority crimes needing to be addressed,” Masto said. “We intend to aggressively prosecute all types of fraud in Nevada.”
Davies was taken into custody at the end of the sentencing to begin serving his prison term.