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Brooklyn man charged with scamming Woodbury man out of 'bail' money

A Brooklyn man has been arrested after, Nassau County police said, he scammed a Woodbury man into sending money to him.

Police said Emanuel Jean Gilles, 31, contacted the 74-year-old man at 10 a.m. on July 28 and told him his granddaughter had been arrested, and that her bail had been set at an undisclosed amount. After transferring the supposed bail money to Gilles, the victim learned his granddaughter had not been arrested.

Gilles was located at Supreme Court in Brooklyn, where he was being arraigned on an unrelated charge, police said. Gilles, of 1453 E. 87th St., is charged with third-degree grand larceny and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Crimes Against Property detectives recommend notifying police if anyone receives this type of phone call, police said.

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