A Florida man has been accused of proposing to a woman using the engagement ring and wedding band he taken from another woman he was dating according to People. Joseph L., Davis, 48. allegedly used the name “Joe Brown” with one of the women involved and “Marcus Brown” with the other. Davis is currently at large and wanted on theft charges according to a release from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office.
The release claims one girlfriend discovered he was engaged to someone else when she checked his Facebook page, she noticed the woman was wearing a wedding band and engagement ring that were identical to the ones she had gotten from a previous marriage. The girlfriend checked her jewelry box, and she allegedly discovered both rings were missing along with other jewelry, around $6,270 in value, the release claims.
The girlfriend allegedly confronted Davis about the jewelry and talked with the fiancée, which allowed her to get some of her belongings back. Now that the relationship with Davis is over, the two women have started cooperating with authorities, the release says.
According to the release, the fiancée alleged Davis stole from her and also lied to her, including taking her to the girlfriend’s house while claiming it was his and asking her to move in with her. The fiancée told law enforcement officials that she had disassembled her furniture and packed up her apartment before Davis told her the deal had fallen through. Both women say they met Davis on OKCupid and neither knew his real name police were able to identify him after the fiancée remembered the name and address of a niece Davis had in North Carolina. Police have discovered Davis has a criminal record in both Oregon and North Carolina, as well as an arrest warrant out of Oregon in connection with an alleged hit and run crash with injuries.