LOWVILLE- A Lewis County man is accused of a felony offense for causing thousands of dollars in financial loss for the Tug Hill Estate.
David R. Nisley Jr., 33, of Lowville, NY was arrested by the New York State Police last Friday. He is formally charged with felony identify theft in the first-degree.
According to State Police investigation, it’s been determined that Nisley made several false online reservations, using anonymous identities.
Troopers say this resulted in nearly $13,000 in financial loss for Tug Hill Estate this past Mother’s Day.
Correction from the New York State Police: Nisley reportedly confessed to police that he made those fake reservations because he was upset at his friend's former employer.
However, Nisley reportedly expressed remorse for his actions.
Nisley also made clear to police that he understood his actions were not a harmless prank.
Following an arraignment in Lewis County CAP Court, Nisley was released on his own recognizance.
Image courtesy via the New York State Police.