Two people from Brooklyn,New York are in police custody after scamming two senior citizens to fund their “lifestyles”. They were arrested on Friday and arraigned on Saturday.
According to the New York Daily News, Tavoy Malcolm,26, and Lorindo Powell,29,swindled a 71-year-old woman to the point where the woman lost her home. The pair also scammed a 91-year-old woman who died four months after the crime. The pair spent money on Christian Louboutin shoes, crocodile leather sneakers, and blue suede shoes. Malcolm was also seen driving around in a Mercedes-Benz sudan.
The pair used a lottery scam to fool their victims. The victim is told to disclose their financial information in order to claim the “cash” prize. The 77-year-old was scammed out of $572,000 since 2006.
The 77-year-old woman was told to keep up with her payments and as a result, she had to default her home loan. Powell told the woman to give him the mortgage payment. Currently, the woman lives in a rented room. They convinced the 91-year-old woman to send checks an got ahold of her credit card information. The pair spent $10,000 in Barney’s.
Malcolm and Powell will face up to 20 years in prison if they are convicted of wire and bank fraud.