Note to aspiring tricksters and con artists: if you have to pay for something, you can’t just send the bill off to someone else.
That’s essentially what 37-year-old Jeffrey Jacobs is accused of attempting, according to The Hour. Police in Wilton, Conn. say he impersonated Jeremy Jacobs, the 78-year-old owner of the Boston Bruins, in order to pass off a $5,100 bill with a tree service company. A tree had fallen on Jeffrey’s home during a 2017 storm and he called the company to work on his house at the time, pretending to be Jeremy Jacobs to “curry favor” with them.
The younger Jacobs, who is of no relation to Jeremy and allegedly once tried the same strategy to get out of a traffic ticket, is being charged with criminal impersonation. The White Plains, N.Y. native was released on $5,000 bond and will have a court date on July 30.
Police first heard of the incident when they got a call from the Jeremy Jacobs-chaired Delaware North, which owns TD Garden and many other properties. The authorities obtained a warrant for Jeffrey Jacobs’ arrest and nabbed him last Friday, July 20.
Since this story involves getting out of paying for something, it’s already led to some gallows humor from Bruins followers on social media. Many fans haven’t been the happiest with Jeremy Jacobs over the years. But it’s hard to blame the Bruins owner for not footing this weirdo’s bill.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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