PLYMOUTH - An Avon man is facing a larceny charge after refusing to give back $5,000 that was accidentally sent to him by a Plymouth resident.
Darnell Davis, 37, has been charged with third-degree larceny - a felony.
According to the arrest warrant, Davis was sent an electronic check for $5,000 by a Plymouth resident on May 17. The complainant meant to send it to someone else, but instead sent it to Davis, who does snowplowing for him.
According to the complainant, Davis initially agreed to give the money back when he was contacted. After agreeing to meet at the complainant’s home on May 22, Davis never showed and did not return the man’s calls, the warrant said.
The complainant then contacted police. Officers the same day spoke to Davis, who said he does not believe he has to give the money back, according to the warrant. He told police he checked with several police officers who all told him he did not commit a crime, the warrant continued.
Davis sent a text message to the complainant later in the day, agreeing to give about half of the money back and schedule a payment plan for the rest, according to the warrant. At this point, the complainant said he did not want to take partial payments and wanted Davis arrested.
Davis was charged on May 30 and released without having to post bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Bristol Superior Court on Monday. His case was continued to July 11.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.