Sixth Squad Detectives report the arrests of two (2) Queens men for Grand Larceny (Attempted) that occurred on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 10:30 am in Manhasset.
According to detectives, on Thursday, July 13, 2023 the female victim, 73, received an e-mail from what she believed to be PayPal. The e-mail instructed her to contact the provided phone number regarding a fraudulent deposit. The victim complied and was advised she owed $39,000 dollars. She was instructed to withdraw $39,000 dollars and a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice would meet her and collect the funds. The victim met with an unknown male and gave him an envelope containing the money.
A few days later the victim contacted police.
During the investigation an unknown male again directed the victim to withdraw an additional $10,000 dollars. The subject arraigned to meet with the victim. Upon the subjects’ arrival, the victim gave them an envelope.
Yisheng Zhang, 29, of 144-40 Sanford Avenue, and Bai Lun Wu, 29, of 45-35 Francis Lewis Boulevard, were arrested without incident.
A substance believed to be Ketamine was recovered from the subject’s white 2016 BMW X5.
Defendants Zhang and Wu are charged with Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. They will be arraigned on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at First District Court, Hempstead.