Woman scammed by "daughter"
A Lake Street woman was scammed out of $700 by a caller pretending to be her daughter earlier this week.
The victim said she received a call about noon on Wednesday from a woman who said she was her daughter and she had been charged with DWI while in Niagara Falls, Ont., according to a Niagara County Sheriff’s Office report.
The woman, who said her daughter often travels to Niagara Falls, was told by her "daughter" that she needed $700 sent by Western Union in order to be bailed out. She then placed an “attorney” on the line, who sounded convincing, the victim said. She then went to Wal-Mart and transferred the money.
The woman was later told that her daughter had not been arrested, and that it was a scam. The number used to call her was no longer in service when deputies checked it out.
• CHARGED: Antonio L. Carr, 21, of Niagara Falls, was charged with aggravated operation, unlawful possession of marijuana and numerous vehicle and traffic citations on June 14, according to the state police. Troopers say Carr failed to stop when they tried to pull him over. The 2012 Dodge Charger he had been driving was later found behind a home on Niagara Avenue. Carr later turned himself in.
• CHARGED: Kyle Littleford, 25, no address, was charged with trespassing about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies were called to a campground on MacIntosh Lane where the owner told them he had caught the homeless Littleford swimming in the facility's pool and using its showers. Deputies found Littleford as he was getting out of the shower. He was charged and told to stay away from the campground.
• DWI: Anthony J. Murty IV, 21, 4505 Lake Ave., Lockport, was charged with aggravated DWI (BAC more than 0.18 percent), moving from a lane unsafely, speeding and no inspection about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to sheriff's deputies. Murty was stopped on Ridge Road after he was spotted speeding and committing a traffic infraction. He appears intoxicated, failed field sobriety tests and was charged. Once at the sheriff's office, Murty's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.22 percent by a breath test — almost three times the legal limit.