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Scarsdale Police Investigate Cell Phone Harassment

A Scarsdale told the police he received a call from a man claiming to be an investigator hired to look into his business.
A Scarsdale told the police he received a call from a man claiming to be an investigator hired to look into his business. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – A Scarsdale resident reported to police that he was the victim of harassment on Friday after he received a cryptic, threatening phone call.

According to the police report, the Greenacres Avenue resident was called on his cell phone about 10 a.m. from a person who identified himself only as a “civil investigator” who had been retained to “pierce the corporate veil” on the victim’s business in White Plains.

The person said he was calling “to give a ‘heads up’ that his team of investigators would be contacting the vendors, suppliers, banks and lenders to ferret out their finances and investigate the financial transactions” of the business, according to the police report.

Police said the caller had Social Security numbers, addresses and bank information for the victim and his wife.

The following items also were reported by Scarsdale police:

Identity Theft: A Bradley Road resident reported that his identity was stolen after fraudulent charges totaling about $500 were made on his American Express account. According to the report, there were three charges from Gamefly totaling $110 and seven other charges totaling about $400. The resident canceled his credit card and filed for a new one.

Home Burglary: A Walworth Avenue residence was burglarized Nov. 6 and $500 cash was stolen. The homeowner left her house shortly before 2 p.m. and returned at 7 p.m. and found a rear sunroom window broken. The money was missing from a bank envelope. A full jewelry box had been removed from a drawer in the master bedroom and left on top of the dresser. Several drawers had been opened, and the burglar closed each before leaving. Several forms of European currency and $2 bills also were left behind. Neighbors still did not have power restored to their residences and were unable to assist police.

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