Fraud scams woman out of cash with fake IRS claim

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

A fraudulent charge

An imposter scammed a woman living on 68th Street out of $3,800 on Nov. 23 by posing as federal employee, police said.

The woman received a call around 12:30 pm at her home between Third and Fourth avenues from someone who said he was with the Internal Revenue Service.

She owed the government money, the shyster said, and the police would arrest her if she did not send the dough. The woman told police she was so scared that she immediately wired the money over to him.

Booze hounds

Two thirsty thieves broke into a Third Avenue nightclub sometime overnight on Nov. 24 and made off with a stash of cash and hooch.

The two smashed a lock on a side window to get into the club near the corner of 82nd Street sometime between midnight and 7 am the next day.

They took $150 in cash from the register, but made their big hit behind the bar — the two snagged an estimated $900 worth of the hard stuff, police said.

Jewel thief

A burglar stole jewelry out of a man’s bedroom on Shore Road sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 24.

The victim was out of his apartment near 97th Street during that time, and when he came home he found three rings and two gold watches were missing from his room.

Video surveillance shows a man trying to get in through the first-floor bedroom window at one point, but the footage was apparently incomplete and does not show the actual break-in, according to a police report.

Cash grab

Someone stole a man’s stash of cash he had in a dresser drawer at his home on 68th Street sometime between Nov. 10 and Nov 23.

The thief broke in through a window in the first floor apartment near Fourth Avenue at some point while the man was gone for about two weeks in November. He found the stash of $10,000 in the drawer and made off with his massive take, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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