TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 23, 2016) — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced Feb. 18 that his Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement has filed additional charges against an Orlando man who is already in jail on timeshare resale fraud charges brought by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The new charges against Jason Eugene Allan Davis are for running a lawsuit scheme that defrauded a consumer out of more than $304,000. He is currently in the Orange County Jail without bond.
According to the investigation, Davis told the victim that he was entitled to a substantial monetary settlement as part of a lawsuit against timeshare resale businesses and requested legal fees in order to release the disbursement of funds from the phony lawsuit. After the victim provided the funds, Davis cut off communications.
Davis faces the following charges brought today:
- Organized Scheme to Defraud of the First Degree, a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison;
- Grand Theft of the First Degree, a first degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison; and
- Commercial Telephone Solicitation without a License, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services