A New York Winery Lost $13,000 in Fake Mother’s Day Reservation Scam

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This past Mother’s Day quickly turned into a headache for one upstate New York winery. Lowville’s Tug Hill Estate recorded almost $13,000 in lost revenue after a former employee booked multiple reservations under false aliases.

David R. Nisley Jr. allegedly created several reservations online, using anonymous identities to book fake spots during a bustling Mother’s Day weekend. As a result of the fabricated RSVPs, Tug Hill Estate — formerly called Tug Hill Vineyards — reported an estimated $13,000 in financial losses.

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