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2 Morris County men charged with trying to steal $109K from Massachusetts woman in computer virus scam

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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