Sea Cliff Man Stole $1.2M From Dead Woman, Feds Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Sea Cliff man was accused of stealing $1.2 million from the estate of his tenant, forging her will and having her cremated after he found her dead last year, federal authorities said.A grand jury indicted John Derounian on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with a scheme to defraud the estate of the elderly victim.“Driven by greed, the defendant allegedly went to great lengths to perpetrate his fraudulent scheme to steal an elderly woman’s entire life-savings,” said Robert Capers, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said the 51-year-old suspect claimed to have found his tenant dead in her Sea Cliff home and then orchestrated a scheme to steal $200,000 from her accounts, sell her real estate for $1 million and then pocket the proceeds.The fake will also made him executor of her estate, authorities said. Derounian, who was previously arrested, will be arraigned Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. Authorities did not release the woman’s name.last_img read more

Drug surrenderer busted in Aklan

first_imgFour sachets of suspected shabu wereseized from 23-year-old resident Kim Cahilo, a police report showed.    KALIBO, Aklan – A former drugsurrenderer was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Manoc-Manoc,Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Cahilo was nabbed after he sold two sachets of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P1,200 around 3 a.m. on Oct. 21, the report added. Former drug surrenderer Kim Cahilo (left) was arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Oct. 21. PDEA 6 PHOTO The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Malay municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.(With Akean Forum/PN)last_img