Man charged with selling bogus ads arrested again He's accused of writing bad checks in Baltimore

September 26, 1996|By Larry Carson | Larry Carson,SUN STAFF

Glenn Stanley Davis was blessed with good looks and a winning personality. But court documents paint the Towson resident as a confidence man who took in hundreds of people and even stole money from his mother.

Charged this month with selling $114,000 in bogus ads for a school daily planner that never was printed, Davis was arrested Monday on outstanding warrants alleging he wrote bad checks in Baltimore, as county police widen their investigation.

The latest charges accuse him of cashing a $2,700 bad check last year at Southwest Discount Liquors in the 1200 block of Washington Blvd., and giving a $1,250 check that bounced to K&S Associates in the 3900 block of Falls Road for car repairs two years ago.

Betty J. Davis, 71, his mother -- who says she bailed her son out of jail after his arrest on the bogus ad charge Sept. 13 -- filed charges last year accusing him of stealing $207,000 from her between 1992 and 1995.

The theft charges, which were dropped in Baltimore County District Court when she would not go forward with the case, accused her son of taking money from her retirement and checking accounts and using her credit cards.

"I couldn't go through with it," she said of her reason for not pursuing the case.

But she said that her money has not been returned and that she is doubly upset now that her son has been arrested on theft charges related to the school planner.

"According to him, he's done nothing wrong," she said. "He seemed to be doing everything fine. He was working and trying to get his life set."

As for why she bailed him out, she said: "He's my son, and I love him."

Davis had not returned phone calls from a reporter by yesterday.

The Baltimore theft warrants came to light after Glenn Davis' name appeared last week in news accounts of his arrest in the school planner case, said Detective Janet Ensor of the county police department's Economic Crimes Unit.

Davis faces felony and misdemeanor theft charges that accuse him of taking money from hundreds of people last month for a daily planner with anti-drug and -alcohol themes that never was printed.

Police say Davis recruited principals of several schools to sign endorsements of his project, which he then used to sell ads to nearly 300 businesses in Baltimore, Harford and Anne Arundel counties.

An investigation started when a Davis saleswoman tried to sell ads to several Baltimore County councilmen in June by claiming -- falsely -- that County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III had endorsed the project.

Davis sold a $295 ad to Ruppersberger's campaign treasurer, who thought it was to help Dulaney High School, from which Ruppersberger's two children graduated.

Ensor said the school planner investigation is continuing. Meanwhile, the Baltimore County state's attorney's office is looking into separate complaints from former Davis business associates.

According to Motor Vehicle Administration records, Davis had a wholesale auto dealer's license but let it lapse in May 1994, with complaints on file that he had sold cars at retail, which was then prohibited for wholesalers.

MVA spokesman Jim Lang said the agency was not able to locate Davis after that.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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