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Scammer Sunk By Car Full Of Fools Gold In Central Mass Headed To Prison Then Deportation
A New Jersey scammer whose eyes were bigger than his brain when he tried to rob an Athol woman of more than $300,000 was sentenced on Wednesday, May 24, to a year in prison, after which he'll be deported, authorities said.
Gaurang Contractor, 38, a citizen of India living in Jersey City, NJ, tried to trick a Central Massachusetts woman into believing he was a DEA agent and she needed to convert her life savings into gold and give it to him for safekeeping, the US Attorney for Massachusetts said.
Contractor contacted the woman in August 2022 using the alias of "Oscar White," a Dr…
Woman From Region Misused PTO Funds, Arrested: Police
A Connecticut woman serving as president of a parent-teacher organization group allegedly drained approximately $12,000 from the group’s bank accounts, leaving them without enough money to hold school events, authorities alleged.
Tolland County resident Marissa Marks, age 41, of the town of Somers, was arrested on Tuesday, May 23 for allegedly misusing parent-teacher organization (PTO) funds, the Connecticut State Police reported.
According to witness statements, Marks was elected to the Somers CT PTO in 2019, before Somers Public Schools shut down in-person classes due to COVID. Sh…
Shocker: Man Out On Bail For Gun Charge Busted Again On Gun Charge In Springfield
A Springfield man with a lengthy criminal history who was out on bail for a firearms charge was arrested on Tuesday, May 23, on another weapons charge, authorities said.
David Beadle, 28, faces charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card, improper storage of a gun, firearm violation with three prior violent/drug crimes, Springfield police said.
A judge ordered him held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing, officials said.
Police previously arrested Beadle and two oth…
Untraceable 3D-Printed Pistol Confiscated In Northbridge
A routine traffic stop in Worcester County earlier this week led police to discover a homemade, partially 3D-printed pistol without a traceable serial number, authorities said.
Jason Martinez, 26, of Worcester, faces charges of possession of a large capacity firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card, driving with a suspended license, and another traffic infraction, Northbridge police said. He was being held on a $7,500 bail.
A Northbridge officer pulled over Martinez early Saturday morning, May 20, because his car didn't have an inspection sticker. As officers prepar…