Alleged 'Derby Deals' victim seeks indictment for website's owner

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by Alex Schuman

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 7 at 6:25 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An alleged victim of the DerbyDeals.com ticket scam wants to go to a U.S. Attorney to discuss the possibility of trying to get the website’s owner, Scott Davis, indicted. 

"I started really calling, just blowing up their phone like crazy,” William Milligan, who visited Louisville with his wife to attend the 140th Kentucky Derby, said. 

Milligan is the only victim who has come forward so far who claims he spoke with Davis after discovering the fraud. 

“I thought we had great seats,” Tiffany Milligan said.  “Then it got a little stressful for a little while.

Milligan planned on surprising his wife with the $11,000 ticket package, but three weeks out from the Derby still had not received his tickets.  On the Wednesday before the Derby, he finally managed to get Scott Davis, the owner of Derby Deals on the phone.

“I finally got a hold of Mr. Davis through his cell phone number,” Milligan said.  “I let him know what he did was a federal crime - cause it was across state lines.  It was a fraudulent transaction.  He sold something he didn't own."

"He said he was willing to do what he could to make us happy and was offering us tickets that were not as good as we bought," Milligan said.

Milligan ended up taking the tickets to get into the Derby, but plans to offer evidence to a U.S. attorney in hopes that a grand jury indicts Davis.

“It still would’ve cost me a lot less to get what I got,” Milligan said.

The BBB said their complaints against Derby Deals are now up to 15.  The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is also reviewing two complaints on the company.

We tried numerous times to contact Scott Davis, but have not heard back.

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