Police: Lowville man made fake reservations, cost restaurant $13K

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 6:03 PM EDT
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TOWN OF LOWVILLE, New York (WWNY) - State police have made a correction about an arrest involving a Lowville man accused of making a bunch of fake Mother’s Day reservations at Tug Hill Vineyards in Lewis County.

Police originally said 33-year-old David R. Nisley Jr. admitted that he made the fake reservations because he was upset with his former employer.

Troopers now say Nisley was not employed by the town of Lowville business and that he made the false reservations because he was upset with his friend’s former employer.

Police charged Nisley with a felony count of first-degree identity theft.

Nisley is accused of creating numerous false reservations online, using anonymous aliases, which resulted in a $13,000 financial loss for Tug Hill Vineyards on Mother’s Day.

Police said he expressed remorse for his actions and stated he understood it was not a harmless prank.

Nisley was arraigned in Lewis County CAP Court and released on his own recognizance.