Florida man posed as famous country star to pull of horrendous con on mentally handicapped woman
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
LARGOS, Fla. — Authorities arrested a Florida man after he allegedly posed as country music star Jason Aldean and swindled a mentally handicapped woman out of cash. He also allegedly convinced her to have sex with him.
Largos police arrested Daniel Michael Farris, 27, on Tuesday, according to records from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He faces charges of scheming to defraud a person of less than $20,000 and grand theft.
Police said Farris pretended to be Aldean on Facebook and also posed as a friend of Aldean's.
"Allegedly, Farris would collect the funds by telling the victim Jason Aldean loved her, but was on tour and his friend needed money," WFLA reported.
Farris got $230 from the woman, according to an affidavit obtained by WFLA, and asked her to give him $2,000.
He admitted to taking the cash, officers said in the affidavit, and said he used the money to fuel his addiction to prescription pills.
He remained jailed Saturday morning.
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