NYC waitress charged with scamming widow out of nearly $500K

2017-10-18 22:00


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New York - American prosecutors say a diner waitress who befriended an 84-year-old Brooklyn widow is accused of scamming her out of nearly $500 000.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Alicia Legall met the woman more than a decade ago, building trust and eventually gaining access to her money. Legall has been arraigned on grand larceny and identity theft charges.

Prosecutors say the widow let Legall purchase small items at local stores, but they say she went on to forge the victim's signature on cheques made out to herself and for cash.

Authorities say the funds stolen totaled about $480 000. If convicted, Legall faces up to 15 years in prison.

Legall is being held on $2.5m bail. 

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