Major Case Bureau detectives report the arrest of a woman for an “Elderly Scam” incident that occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:16 am in Massapequa.
According to Fraud and Forgery Detectives, a 74 year old female victim received a phone call on January 21, 2021 from an unknown male subject claiming to be her granddaughters lawyer, who stated she had been arrested. The victim was then informed that someone would be sent by her residence to pick up the $13,000 needed for her granddaughter’s bail. When the unknown male arrived, the victim handed over the $13,000 in US currency.
After the money was collected, the victim was contacted via telephone again and was informed that more funds were needed. The victim was told that the bail had been increased by the judge for an additional $50,000. She explained that she needed time to get the money from the bank. The victim called police to file a report when she realized she was the victim of an elder scam.
On January 27, 2021 the victim was contacted by the unknown male subject who stated that he would be sending an individual to her residence to pick up the requested additional funds. The victim contacted the police. A subsequent investigation ensued and detectives arrested the defendant, Kayla A. Roberts 22, of 85 Auburn Lane, East Norwich, NY, who arrived to pick up the money. She was placed under arrest by detectives without incident.
Kayla A. Roberts is charged with Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. She was issued an appearance ticket returnable to First District Court on April 29,2021 at 9:00 am.
Details by: Det. Toussaint/Fraud and Forgery Unit 01/28/21/0400/8834