21-year-old who HPD called 'repeat con artist' has been arrested

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A antheral who prosecutors accidental is simply a "repeat con artist" was arrested by Houston constabulary connected respective charges related to fraud, and according to tribunal documents, he's nary alien to the system.

Davion Sandifer, 21, was arrested Tuesday morning. He's facing 5 charges and is accused of being the antheral down an employment scam.

"He's taking vantage of thing helium could perchance do," said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Keith Houston.

According to tribunal documents obtained by ABC13 connected Monday, a antheral applied for a occupation posted connected LinkedIn to beryllium a manager of information with the Genisis Charitable Foundation.

Prosecutors said the instauration is Sandifer's illegitimate foundation and a prevarication to cod funds. In this case, investigators accidental Sandifer utilized this arsenic an employment scam.

The victim, who thought helium secured a existent job, shared idiosyncratic accusation with Sandifer, who past utilized that accusation to get a loan, lease an apartment, and unfastened a slope Cash App debit paper and a fig of different accounts.

"It does not look helium has immoderate gainful employment. He lives disconnected of transgression proceeds by victimizing others," said Houston.

It's present the 2nd acceptable of cases Houston volition prosecute against Sandifer.

In a lawsuit from earlier this year, Sandifer is accused of hacking a woman's societal media accounts, asking her friends for wealth portion posing arsenic her, and creating an online dating illustration by utilizing her sanction and photos.

"It is random guys coming up to maine who I don't know, and that's the scariest part," the pistillate told ABC13 during an anonymous interview.

The pistillate said she opened her doors to Sandifer, who she thought was a person successful need, and allowed him to enactment astatine her location for a fewer days.

"I'm like, 'Okay, I tin spot him. He's my friend.' He's telling the aforesaid communicative to everyone ... his parents kicked him out, helium has nary money," she explained.

Court documents besides said Sandifer utilized her societal media accounts and was capable to get men to nonstop explicit photos.

"I judge that helium is trying to scam radical close now. This is the lone mode that he's surviving," said Houston.

Sandifer was precocious convicted successful a abstracted fraud lawsuit retired of Iowa. According to the Sioux City Journal, Sandifer utilized fake checks to wage for enactment portion helium was a pupil astatine Briar Cliff University.

Sandifer has a enslaved proceeding scheduled for Thursday.

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