Nassau County Cops Say 4 Men Cheated Banks, Post Office In Check Scam

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four men are accused of scamming the post office out of nearly a half million dollars in a lucrative checking scam.

Nassau County police said the scam would start on the defendants’ homes where they would use their computers to print out phony checks, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall with Sgt. Dennis Uti

The checks were apparently so convincing, the suspects were able to make several deposits into debit accounts at numerous banks across the area, including Bank of America, Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo.

Police Sgt. Dennis Uti said the men would then use their debit cards to purchase postal money orders with the false balance.

The men are accused of stealing $500,000 in money orders.

Uti believes the men were using the ill-gotten gains to pay off their debts — including student loans.

The latest arrest in the case came Wednesday. Sameth So, 26, of Brooklyn, has been charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of a forged instrument and scheme to defraud.

The investigation is ongoing.

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  1. kelly says:

    u r right. they should just pay the money back. if those people go to jail. the people is steal not going to get there money back anyways. make them pay it back so they can work it back. this people have familys to so i think they did what they had to do to take care there family. cuz if i had the chance to make money like them i would do it because times is so hard now.

  2. lisa garden says:

    this people should just pay the money back. but i dont think they should do time cuz they didnt kill no one. the police should worry about the guns that on the street.

  3. JONNY CHAIN says:

    LIFE IS GETTING HARD NOW. SO I WOULD DO WHAT EVERY IT TAKE TO MAKE SOME MONEY. CUZ THE PEOPLE DONT LOSS THE BANK DO AND THE PEOPLE GET THERE MONEY BANK ANYWHAYS

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