LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Dansville man is wanted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly cheating a prospective car buyer out of thousands of dollars in cash.
Anthony Cassata, 51, is featured as the Sheriff’s Office’s Warrant of the Week on Facebook for Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a D felony, for allegedly accepting $6,000 as payment for a car and failing to produce the vehicle.
Cassata is 5-foot-5-inches tall and 220 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. His last known address was Williams Street in Dansville.
If convicted, Cassata could face significant prison time as a second felony offender. He has several prior convictions for theft-related offenses, which have sent him to prison three times.
First, he spent more than 3 years starting in 1997 at Collins Correction Facility for a Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree conviction out of Monroe County.
Then, he spent more than 2 years starting in 2004 at Livingston Correctional for a Grand Larceny in the Third Degree conviction out on Broome County.
Most recently, he spent 4 years starting in 2009 at Cape Vincent Correctional for Forgery in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, and two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree.
Anyone with information regarding Cassata’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (585) 243-7100.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty started the Warrant of the Week program in April 2015, saying that the program will not replace the day to day efforts of the Sheriff’s Office but instead will boost efforts by asking the community to help in locating subjects of warrants.