Sentence Handed Down To Convenience Store Scammer
By Travis Thayer
Sean Acree. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Dept.
(Greendale, Ind.) – A Western Hills man has been sentenced for a crime he committed in 2014.
In July 2014, the Ameristop gas station on U.S. 50 at State Road 1 was victimized by a caller that posed as and sounded like the business’ owner.
The alleged caller, Brian Davies, of Independence, Kentucky, told employees that he was sending his nephew to pick up the store’s money deposit of more than $4,700.
The supposed nephew, Sean Acree, 19, later came into the store and was given the deposit totaling $4,778. After being identified by police, a warrant was issued for his arrest in Dearborn County on July 31, 2014.
Acree and Brian Davies’ brother, Jerry Davies, of Colorado, were later arrested in Riverside County California, on October 9, 2014 on charges of Grand Theft and Burglary 2nd Degree.
On April 18, Acree was sentenced in Dearborn Superior Court II after pleading guilty to Theft (Level 6 felony). Acree is ordered to serve 910 days behind bars with 545 days suspended to probation.
He must pay restitution to Ameristop gas station in the amount of $4,770 within 120 days of his release from jail.
Acree received 160 good time days served for time spent in jail between January 28, 2016 and May 18, 2016.