Bronx Man Arrested for Scamming East Meadow Senior Out of $7,500

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  11. February 2016

East Meadow, NY - February 11th, 2016 - The First Squad reports the arrest of a Bronx man for Grand Larceny that occurred on October 20, 2015 in East Meadow.

According to detectives, a male victim, 86, received a telephone call at his Benito Street home from a male claiming to be his grandson.  The caller stated that he had been arrested and needed $7500.00 to be released.

The caller gave the victim an account number located at the Bank of America to deposit the money.  The victim complied, but later found out that his grandson was never arrested or made such a call.

Subsequent investigation by detectives led to the arrest of Jeremy E. McFadden, 23, of Cortona Park East, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

McFadden is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and will be arraigned on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.

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