A Roosevelt man posing as a lender’s agent has been charged after he tricked a homebuyer into giving him $10,000, Nassau police said.
Yves Estriplet, 31, of Primrose Lane, was expected to be arraigned Friday on third-degree grand larceny and two counts of third-degree possession of a forged instrument.
Police said he told a 27-year-old woman he was an agent for Mortgage Enterprise Ltd., a Carle Place lender, and when she applied for a mortgage, she was denied.
But Estriplet told her that she had qualified and got $10,000 in cash from her in January to start the home buying process, police said.
He gave her receipts with the heading “Mortgage Enterprise Ltd.” but they were forged, police said.
The victim became suspicious and when she called the lender, she learned Estriplet had never been an employee there, police said.
After unsuccessful attempts to get her money back, she called police, authorities said.