A Pinellas County man was arrested Tuesday on charges of defrauding a mentally handicapped victim for money and sex while impersonating a country music star.
Largo Police said Daniel Farris, 26, posed as Jason Aldean on Facebook and tricked the victim into sex, according to WFLA.
Police said he also impersonated a friend of Aldean’s and told the victim Aldean loved her, but he was on tour and his friend needed $2,000.
WFLA reported that according to police, Farris got $230 from the victim twice and used the money to feed his prescription pill addiction.
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He was arrested Tuesday on charges of grand theft and scheming to defraud the victim.
In previous brushes with the law (including his 2008 arrest for stealing a car and 2010 arrest for dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership) he was released on his own recognizance. He left jail on $1,000 bond after his 2011 arrest for possession of Xanax.
As of Saturday, records show Farris is still sitting in jail awaiting trial.