Man Accused of Scamming Women, Asking for Underwear and Bra Sizes

A northeast Pennsylvania man faces years in prison for allegedly using his dead roommate’s cell phone to call women and ask for their lingerie sizes while pretending to be a representative for Victoria’s Secret, police told

Cpl. James Edwards of the Pennsylvania State Police at Bloomsburg told that David Claude English, 53, of Berwick, Pa., could have called more than 200 women over this three month period.

The Press Enterprise newspaper reported on its Web site Friday that English would call the women and ask them to participate in a non-existent free giveaway. He would then allegedly ask for the women’s underwear and bra sizes under the guise that he would send them correct items.

The newspaper reported that police linked English to the crime after two victims put a trace on the calls. English initially claimed someone else had used the phone illegally.

The phone was registered to Tina Gyle. She, the newspaper reported, has been dead for more than a year.

The Press Enterprise also reported that English has been in and out of jail for more than two decades.

Edwards told that English faces seven counts of harassment and could be sentenced to as many as seven years in prison. His state parole stemming from DUIs and other previous charges could also be revoked, he said.