COPIAGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is accused of trying to scam a grandmother out of thousands of dollars.
Police say 28-year-old Anderson Espinal-Corona, of Copiague, called an 80-year-old North Carolina woman Wednesday and said her grandson had been arrested for DWI.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
She was instructed to send $5,200 through the mail to be used as bail money.
Police, however, intercepted the package, seized the cash and sent the box to be delivered.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
When Espinal-Corona went to retrieve the package, he was arrested.
Espinal-Corona faces attempted grand larceny charges and was issued a desk appearance ticket.
Police say the money will be returned to the victim.MORE NEWS: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
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