A man facing felony extortion and other theft charges for an alleged incident involving a car dealership has been accused of trying to imitate a prosecuting attorney in an attempt to have his own case dismissed.
47-year-old Christian Eugene Mosco, listed in records as currently homeless, stays in the Daytona, Florida area.
In May 2019, Mosco allegedly tried to scam the owner of Jon Hall Chevrolet out of $50,000 and a new car under the guise that he had obtained customer records and personal information.
Mosco was accused of trying to use the material, which included birth dates and social security numbers, to expose the dealership owner on social media for not keeping the records more secure. Mosco reportedly warned the man that if he followed through, it could harm the owner’s business and make him open to a possible lawsuit when the people learned their information had been leaked.
The authorities asserted that Mosco had somehow pilfered the personal records, and he was arrested for suspicion of petty theft, extortion, and burglary, but Mosco said he had simply found the information.
As the case progressed, the prosecutor filed what is called “an information,” which means that they intended to go forward with legal proceedings against Mosco for the accusations against him.
On September 26, a “no information,” which indicates the prosecution is not going to press charges, was filed.
The following day, a woman who works at the Volusia County Clerk of the Circuit Court Laura Roth’s spotted the no information notice and became curious because she knew that the prosecution had already chosen to charge Mosco.
When the woman informed the prosecutors about what she had found, they had the situation investigated and have held Mosco accountable for the faux filing claiming that he took advantage of the state’s E-Filing system in an attempt to free himself from legal actions.
The authorities have posited that in an attempt to pull off his alleged hoax, Mosco used the names and bar numbers of two prosecuting attorneys, along with a no information from someone else’s case with which he altered to display his own name and case information, and logged into the system to file the notice.
As a result of the new accusations, Mosco is facing seven felonies, including two counts of impersonating a prosecutor, one count of practicing law without authority, two counts of fraudulent use of identification, one count of fraudulently acting as a state attorney, and uttering a forgery in the form of a fake no information.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.