The 54-year-old victim was treated at a hospital for burns to her face and legs, as well as bruising to her body after she was let go, police said.
It has been a popular scam in the past several years. Con artists have called unsuspecting people claiming a relative is in trouble and needs money wired immediately.
According to investigators, the 26-year-old told officers he had two passengers with him, but one of the passengers began yelling for help as he pulled away.
Police were searching Tuesday night for a woman accused of kidnapping a 3-year-old boy in Jamaica, Queens.
Miguel de los Santos was convicted of murder and kidnapping in the cold-case death of Manuel Gonzalez, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
A Newark man admitted Thursday to kidnapping and sexually assaulting three different women, in exchange for what is expected to be a sentence of 25 years behind bars.
A woman who was kidnapped on the streets of Philadelphia has been found alive in Maryland, and a man with her has been taken into custody, police and the FBI said Wednesday night.
A woman’s brutal kidnapping on the streets of Philadelphia was caught on video this past weekend, and on Tuesday, there was a new clue having to do with her credit card.
A December trial date has been set for the northern New York couple charged in the kidnapping two Amish girl’s from their family’s roadside stand last summer.
A New York City high school teacher accused last month of sending an explicit photograph to a 16-year-old student is facing additional charges, including kidnapping.
Stephen Howells Jr. and Nicole Vaisey, both of Hermon, were arrested on Friday.
St. Lawrence County’s District Attorney Mary Rain said 39-year-old Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, both of Hermon, were each charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping.
A 61-year-old New Brunswick, New Jersey man stood charged Monday with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl in a park.
A candlelight vigil was held in Brooklyn Tuesday night, in prayer for the safe the safe return of three teens kidnapped in the West Bank last week.
One man allegedly kidnapped two women in Pennsylvania, tried to burn down a car dealership in New Jersey, and rammed Port Authority police vehicles in New York City.