YARMOUTH, MA (Barnstable County) – Two Morris County men have been arrested for allegedly trying to stealing $109,000 from a 78-year-old Yarmouth woman in a computer virus scam, according to Yarmouth police.
The scam started on Friday, March 24 when the woman called a tech support number to assist with an issue with her computer, police said.
The suspects, who were identified as Nikit S. Yadav, 22, and Raj Vipul Patel, 21, both from Parsippany-Troy Hills, demanded funds from the victim to remove unwanted items from her computer, police said.
The suspects were arrested on Monday, March 27, at around 6:05 p.m., after they returned to the victim’s residence to collect the money, police said.
Yadav and Patel both are charged with conspiracy and larceny over $1,200 by false pretenses. Both men were held overnight at the Yarmouth Police Department and transferred to court for arraignment, police said.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information related to this incident, is urged to contact the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445.