Police: Florida man poses as Jason Aldean to swindle woman

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Largos police arrested Daniel Michael Farris, 27, on Tuesday, according to records from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He faces charges of scheming to defraud a person of less than $20,000 and grand theft.

Police said Farris pretended to be Aldean on Facebook and also posed as a friend of Aldean's.

"Allegedly, Farris would collect the funds by telling the victim Jason Aldean loved her, but was on tour and his friend needed money," WFLA reported.

Farris got $230 from the woman, according to an affidavit obtained by WFLA, and asked her to give him $2,000.

He admitted to taking the cash, officers said in the affidavit, and said he used the money to fuel his addiction to prescription pills.

He remained jailed Saturday morning.

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