Police: New York man arrested for trying to scam Secaucus man out of $15k


A New York man was arrested on Friday for trying to scam a Secaucus man out of $15,000 by alleging he was a lawyer who could provide legal service to his child, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On February 16th at approximately 10:58 a.m., the Secaucus police were advised of a scam in which the involved party was requesting money, Police Chief Dennis Miller said in a statement.

A Secaucus resident received a phone call and was told that his child was in need of legal services and the alleged lawyer requested $15,000 in cash. The resident believed this was a scam and contacted the Secaucus PD, Miller said following an inquiry from HCV.

A courier was sent to pick up the money from the residence located on 281 Centre Ave. The courier was placed under arrest, but the extend of the courier’s involved is still to be determined.

During the investigation, the police arrested Tsering Dhondup, 44, of Elmhurst, NY, who was charged with criminal attempt to commit theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception.

Dhondup was taken into custody in the area of 281 Centre Ave., issued his complaint summons, and was released from police custody.

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