Dutchess County Sheriff: 2 men arrested in connection to phone scam

The two suspects both face charges including attempted grand larceny and conspiracy.

News 12 Staff

Jun 21, 2024, 12:24 AM

Updated 24 days ago

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The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men from New Jersey in connection to a phone scam.
Police say Vivek Shingarakhia, 24, and Kishan Gajera, 31, were arrested for a scam that happened on June 18. The say they received a call about a phone scam by someone posing as law enforcement from the treasury department.
The scammer told the victim they'd be arrested on drug trafficking charges unless they paid $27,000.
Shingarakhia and Gajera both face charges including attempted grand larceny and conspiracy.


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