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Mother’s Day ‘prank’ costs Lewis County business more than $13,000

Posted 9/22/22

A former employee of Tug Hill Vineyards in Lewis County is accused of costing the business more than $10,000 by pranking them with fake reservations on Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day ‘prank’ costs Lewis County business more than $13,000

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LOWVILLE — A former employee of Tug Hill Vineyards in Lewis County is accused of costing the business more than $10,000 by pranking them with fake reservations on Mother’s Day, according to the New York State Police.

Troopers said David R. Nisley Jr., 33, of Lowville, was upset with his former employer, Tug Hill Vineyards in Lowville, so he used multiple fake aliases to book numerous fake online reservations for Mother’s Day in early May. Because the reservations were not real, troopers said Tug Hill Vineyards suffered a $13,000 financial loss due to Nisley’s actions.

Nisley was interviewed by state police and “expressed remorse for his actions, stating he understood it was not a harmless prank,” troopers said.

Nisley is charged with one count of first-degree identity theft, a class D felony, authorities said. He was arraigned in court and was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to reappear in court.

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