Major Case Bureau report the arrest of two individuals for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm in Massapequa Park.
According to Fraud and Forgery Detectives, the Seventh Precinct received a call from the son of an elderly male who believed that his dad was in the process of being scammed.
The 89 year old father was contacted via a phone call from an unknown male who stated that his grandson was under arrest and needed $8500 for his release. An arrangement was made for the cash to be picked up at the victim’s Lake Shore Drive home by a courier at an agreed upon time.
A Seventh Precinct officer responded to the victim’s home and awaited the arrival of the potential subject(s) inside the victim’s residence. Other Seventh Precinct officers and detectives also responded to the area awaiting the meeting.
At 5:45 pm a female juvenile, 17, and Marte Wander, 21, of 2330 Tiebout Avenue, Bronx, NY, arrived at the victim’s home in their car. The female juvenile exited the car and contacted the victim at his door. An envelope, that the juvenile believed to contain the money, was given to her. She was then placed under arrest by the officer in the home. Detectives, who converged on the scene, then placed the driver, Wander under arrest.
Marte Wander and the female juvenile are charged with Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Attempted Scheme to Defraud 2nd Degree. Defendant Marte Wander was released on an Appearance Ticket to First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead. The female juvenile will be arraigned Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Toussaint/Fraud & Forgery 10/28/20/0430/8834