Timeshare Fraudster Sentenced to Prison
CHARLESTON, WV—United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that David Andrew Glynn, 47 of Charleston, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston to two and a half years in prison for conspiring to defraud timeshare owners throughout the United States and Canada. Glynn previously plead guilty on August 25, 2014, and admitted that he set up a bogus company named Mountain State Resales, LLC (MSR) that was purportedly in the business of brokering timeshare sales. Glynn, and others, contacted timeshare owners and advised them that MSR had buyers for their timeshares, and asked owners to pay fees and expenses necessary to complete the sales. Timeshare owners were directed to send the requested payments to MSR in South Charleston, West Virginia.
Glynn also contacted timeshare owners who had been victims of prior fraud schemes and posed as an agent with “Internal Revenue Recovery Associates,” a fictional entity that he claimed was affiliated with a government agency. Glynn represented that he was investigating timeshare fraud schemes, and needed the victims of such schemes to send money to MSR to assist with its recovery efforts.
Glynn was ordered to pay $97,254.42 in restitution.
The investigation of this case was conducted by the West Virginia State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Meredith George Thomas is handling the prosecution.