Queens landscaper James Markellos accused of scamming customers in Elmont and Franklin Square


Police say James Markellos scammed Nassau County homeowners out of more than $30,000. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

A Queens landscaper was charged Sunday after police say he scammed customers in Nassau County.

Police say James Markellos approached victims for money, telling them it would be used to replace tools that were stolen from his truck, which had also broken down. Police say he would target the elderly and disabled.

Markellos allegedly promised to pay the victims back and landscape their...

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