Detectives Say Farmingdale Woman Used Lottery Claim To Defraud Elderly Texas Man of $9,000

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Michelle Mcintosh faces charges of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Her arraignment was scheduled for May 2, 2024, at the First District Court in Hempstead.
Michelle Mcintosh faces charges of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Her arraignment was scheduled for May 2, 2024, at the First District Court in Hempstead.

MINEOLA , NY – A Farmingdale woman was arrested in Hicksville on May 2, 2024, by the Nassau County Police Second Squad for an “Elder Scam” incident.

The arrest of Michelle Mcintosh, 40, of Walnut Avenue, was a result of a collaborative effort between the Nassau County Fraud and Forgery Unit and the United States Post Office Investigations Unit.

Mcintosh allegedly contacted a 72-year-old man in Texas, informing him that he had won the lottery. She instructed the victim to send a cash fee of $9,000.00 to claim his prize. Upon Mcintosh’s arrival at the Hicksville Post Office located at 185 W John Street to collect the payment, she was promptly arrested by law enforcement authorities.

Michelle Mcintosh faces charges of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. Her arraignment was scheduled for May 2, 2024, at the First District Court in Hempstead.

Mcintosh is being represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and is due back in Nassau District Court in Mineola to appear before Hon. Anthony Paradiso on May 13, 2024.

Important: This story is categorized as a crime story and thus it is important to note that charges are accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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