The Major Case Squad reports the arrest of a Hicksville man for an “Elder Scam” incident that occurred on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 1:30 PM in Oceanside.
According to Detectives, a 75-year-old male victim, who lives out of state, was contacted via telephone by an unknown male claiming to work for the Treasury Department. The victim was instructed to send $13,000 to a FedEx pick up location at 2745 Long Beach Road in Oceanside. The defendant, Ronak Patel, 26, of 38 Thorman Avenue, Hicksville arrived at the location and after attempting to retrieve the package was placed into police custody by Fourth Precinct officers without incident.
Defendant Ronak Patel is charged with Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and ten (10) counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. He will be arraigned on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Mineola.
Detectives request anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a similar crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Toussaint/Robbery Squad 06/12/21/0715/8970