The Third Squad reports the arrest of two men for a Grand Larceny that occurred from Wednesday June 7, 2023, to Saturday June 10, 2023, in Mineola.According to Detectives, an 86-year-old Nassau County resident was the victim of an Elder Scam; believing that a family member was in legal trouble and needed money. The victim withdrew $37,250 USC on three separate occasions from three different financial institutions: June 7, 2023, for $9,250 USC; June 8, 2023, for $18,000 USC and on June 9, 2023, for $10,000 USC. On Saturday, June 10, 2023, the male victim was present at yet another financial institution attempting to withdraw more money, when a bank employee realized that the victim was involved in an Elder Scam and contacted Police. Subsequent to the investigation, Detectives were able to place the two defendants under arrest at 12:50pm on Saturday, June 10, 2023, as they attempted to pick up another payment. Arrested were:
The Defendants are each charged with three counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, three counts of Conspiracy 5th Degree, three counts of Scheme to Defraud 2nd Degree, Attempted Grand Larceny 2nd and 3rd Degree and Attempted Scheme to Defraud 2nd Degree. Defendant Moussi is additionally charged with Conspiracy 5th Degree and Defendant Caton is additionally charged with Attempted Conspiracy 5th Degree. They will be arraigned on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
If anyone feels that they may have been a victim to a similar elder scam as the one listed above, please contact the Nassau County Police Department or if outside our jurisdiction, contact your local Police Department to file a report.