Cell Phone Scammer Jailed
He finally got called on his bad behavior.
A Santa Fe College Student is in jail tonight after police say he used false information to swindle cell phones from Sprint/Nextel without paying for them.
Police say 22-year-old Jarvis Daniel's cell phone scam cost Sprint more than $38,000.
According to reports, Daniels ordered phones through Sprint/Nextel's 1-800 number using a fake name and providing made-up bank account numbers.
Sprint sent the phones, but when it tried to bill him...the company realized it had been scammed.
Officials say Daniels then sold the phones to people via Craiglist and Ebay.
Daniels was successful with this scheme 85 out of the 150 times he tried it.
He is charged with three felonies: grand theft; scheming to defraud and obtain property, and organized dealing in stolen property.
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