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Bronx Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Scamming Elderly Oceanside Woman Out of $45,000 (NY)
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Bronx Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Scamming Elderly Oceanside Woman Out of $45,000
"Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man was sentenced to one to three years in prison for scamming an elderly Oceanside woman out of $45,000 in one day. The defendant was ordered to pay $47,500 in restitution through civil judgment.
Frederik Regalado, 23, pled guilty on May 8 before Judge Robert Bogle to three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a D felony).
“This unscrupulous defendant bilked an octogenarian out of $45,000 in one day and deserves every day in prison that he was sentenced to,” DA Singas said. “These so-called granny scammers prey on vulnerable seniors who believe that their family members are in trouble with the law. If you or a family member were the victim of a financial scam, please contact the NCDA Criminal Complaints hotline at 516-571-7755.”
In the first call, a caller stated that the victim’s son was in a car crash and placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated in Manhattan. The caller told the victim that she needed to send $7,500 to bail her son out of jail and that a courier would pick up the money from her house. The defendant, who pretended to be a courier, arrived at the victim’s home at approximately 1:00 pm and collected $7,500 in cash..."