Queens Man Arrested for Phone Scamming Elderly Woman Out of Over $20,000


Dashill Jean of Rosedale, 32, contacted the victim multiple times claiming that her grandson had been arrested and needed money, cops say.

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Dashill Jean, 32.

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The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Queens man for a Grand Larceny that occurred in Rockville Centre.

According to detectives, on Thursday, May 20, 2019, a female victim, 83, was contacted at her Ohio residence by an unknown caller to inform her that her grandson was arrested. She was instructed to send $9,600 to a Maryland address. The unknown caller explained the money was for bail and would allow her grandson to be released from jail. On Wednesday May 22, 2019, the victim received another call instructing her to send an additional $6,000 to a Rockville Centre address.   
On Thursday, May 24th, 2019, the victim was contacted by an unknown subject, claiming to be the grandson’s lawyer, who stated that $6,000 was needed once again for her grandson’s bail, and that the victim should send money to the same Rockville Centre address. On all three separate occasions the victim complied and sent the money. On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the victim received another phone call from the same unknown caller who told the victim that she needed to send $8900 to expunge her grandson’s criminal record. The victim became concerned and contacted the police.
A thorough investigation was conducted and the defendant, Dashill Jean, 32, of Rosedale, was arrested when he was observed by police taking the package containing the money sent by the victim.
Defendant Dashill Jean is charged with (2) two counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. The defendant will be arraigned on Friday, May 31, 2019 in First District Court, Hempstead.
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