Thread: Scam Artist arrested
04-10-2002, 05:48 AM #1
Scam Artist arrested
YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) -
Suffolk County police arrested a man
on suspicion of fraudulently soliciting donations for
children of a firefighter killed at the World Trade Center and
using the money to buy crack cocaine.
Charles Israelian, 45, of Lake Grove faces charges of scheme to
defraud and criminal possession of a controlled substance, said
Officer John Yeary, a police spokesman. The suspect could face up
to three years in jail.
Israelian posed as a Smithtown firefighter and told residents he
was collecting money for the four children of a firefighter killed
in the World Trade Center attack, police said.
The firefighter did not exist, Yeary said.
It was unclear how much money Israelian collected, but police
said he admitted to defrauding between 150 and 200 people.
Israelian told residents if they gave a donation of at least
$10, their names would appear in a local newspaper, police said.
The newspaper posted a warning on its Web site warning readers that
a man was falsely soliciting donations at local supermarkets and
I can't even think of words to describe this low life *&&*&%$#$#
04-10-2002, 07:22 AM #2
I can....jailbird!"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
04-10-2002, 09:00 AM #3
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
Perhaps his cellmate, Leroy, will teach him about Receiving what is not rightfully his. What a pure leach.
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