Police: Valley Stream man scammed seniors out of nearly $30K

A Valley Stream man was arrested in Westchester County for allegedly scamming seniors across the country.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2019, 11:43 PM

Updated 1,908 days ago

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A Valley Stream man was arrested in Westchester County for allegedly scamming seniors across the country.
Police say Jasuan Butler Pope told a Texas grandmother her grandson had been arrested and that she needed to send money to an address in Ossining.
News 12 is told that the suspect pulled off a similar scam on a grandfather in Missouri.
Police say they set up a sting in Ossining to nab Pope. They told the Texas victim to send a third package to the vacant Ossining address, where police were waiting for Pope.
Overall, police say Pope took nearly $30,000 from his victims.
Pope was held at Westchester County Jail. He faces charges of larceny, attempted grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.


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