Police arrested a Queens man on July 23 and charged him with stealing $40,000 from a 92-year-old Bethpage man.
Police say Akeem R. Baker engaged in a course of conduct which led the victim to believe he was purchasing high-end vehicles that were being imported into the country. An investigation led to the arrest of Baker in front of the victim’s residence. Some of the proceeds were recovered.
Baker is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree, Grand Larceny 2nd degree (Attempt) and Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent Person 1st degree.