May 26, 2010 7:13 AM by Sharlee Jacobs
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have arrested a
28-year-old man they say was running a hiring scam when he was
meeting with potential "employees" at a local motel.
Police said about 20 men were there Monday to meet with Dereius
Davis of Alexandria, who said he could hire them for work at the
Diamond B Construction company.
When one of his victims contacted the company to talk about
particulars of the job, police say company officials called
authorities to investigate.
Davis was found to be charging
$25 to $40 for background checks on the potential employees.
Officers booked Davis with theft of more than $500 and
unauthorized use of an access card theft of more than $500.
It was not immediately known whether Davis has an attorney.