Dexter Davis' alleged victim speaks out

March 29, 2011 8:22:12 PM PDT
Dexter Davis' list of alleged victims is growing and now it includes the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Dexter Davis is on probation after pleading guilty to theft charges.

Police and prosecutors call him a con man.

Eyewitness News learned that Davis deceived more than just high school students and unsuspecting job seekers.

It turns out the New Jersey Department of Labor believes they were deceived by him as well.

Ever since Eyewitness News tracked him down in Midtown, Dexter Davis has been harder to find and he may be trying to fade away.

The cell phone number he had been using had been disconnected.

What remains behind, is his alleged trail of broken promises.

"I feel that I'm going to be homeless in a week," said one of Davis' alleged victims, "He was going to give me the opportunity to work."

The woman, who preferred to remain anonymous, responded to one of his job offers.

"That day when I spoke to him was the first day in three months that I felt there was light at the end of the tunnel," the woman said.

But whatever hope she had quickly dissolved when she discovered that Davis had pleaded guilty to theft charges.

And, that he had been arrested before for promising people jobs that didn't exist and cheating high school kids out of money.

As it turns out he put his job listings on websites where you wouldn't expect to see it.

Surprisingly, Dexter Davis had duped the New Jersey Department of Labor.

Eyewitness News has learned that Davis has allegedly found away to outsmart the labor department's vetting system, ultimately placing his job listings in the agency's database.

Then, with a simple keystroke, Davis' job information then went out to tens of thousands of potential job applicants, some of them at Bergen Community College.

Officials there say they took the ad down within an hour of "Eyewitness News alerting them".

They also told Eyewitness News that they were given the information by the Department of Labor.

They found the ad November 29th of last year, and then pulled it two days later on December 1st.

The Labor Department says Bergen Community College should have known, and that Davis was, "Trying to game the system. It's almost an impossible task to vet all of these employers."

The list of charges against Davis is growing.

The longer he's out on the streets, some say the harder it may be to track him down.

"He is travelling state to state. That's why it's making it much more difficult to find him and put their hands on him because he keeps jumping around," said John Shane.

"There's like, no hope," said the woman.

Meanwhile, his one alleged victim may have wasted time she didn't have by interviewing with Davis.

She is running out of money and could lose her home.

"My unemployment has run out and I don't have April rent," the woman said, "He should be held accountable for his actions."

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