Goshen. Village police halt telephone call scam

| 04 May 2021 | 09:44

    Village of Goshen Police Department arrested a 26-year-old Brooklyn man last Saturday, May 1, after an investigation into what police described as a scam phone call to a village resident.

    According to the press release from Chief James C. Watt, the caller claimed to be the victim’s son who had been in a car accident and needed cash bail.

    Police said Kelvin A. Fernandez was arrested after he came to the victim’s home to pick up $30,300 cash bail.

    He was charged with third-degree attempted grand larceny, an E-felony, criminal possession of a forged instrument, an A-misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor.

    Fernandez was virtually arraigned before Village of Warwick Justice Jeanine Wadeson, who issued a temporary order of protection and sent the defendant to Orange County Jail on no bail, pending Grand Jury action.

    Police said the investigation is continuing.