Police: Freeport Resident Attempted to Extort Money from Elderly Man Via Phone Scam
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: March 09 2018
Justin Estoff, 21, called an 86 year-old man and told him that his son was arrested and demanded bail money, cops say.
NCPD reports the arrest of Justin Estoff of Freeport, 21, for Grand Larceny.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
Freeport, NY - March 9, 2018 - The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Freeport man for Grand Larceny that occurred on Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Freeport.
According to Robbery Squad Detectives, Freeport Police received a phone call stating an 86 year old victim was told his son had been arrested. The victim was directed to send an undisclosed amount of US currency for bail money to an apartment located on Atlantic Avenue in Freeport.
Detectives responded to the above address and observed a UPS employee dropping off a package containing the bail money to an unknown male. Upon further investigation, it was determined Justin Estoff, 21, was the individual attempting to defraud the victim. The Defendant was placed under arrest without incident and found to be in possession of two fraudulent driver’s licenses.
Defendant Estoff is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree (2 counts), Grand Larceny 3rd Degree (Attempt) and Defraud 1st Degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, March 09, 2018 in First District Court, Hempstead.
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