ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Lengthy Island man is dealing with fees after allegedly faking his personal kidnapping in an try and con his mom out of cash.
Police say the sixty two-yr-previous sufferer acquired textual content messages on Friday from her son, 31-yr-previous Michael Sorbera of Huntington, stating he was in hassle.
The sufferer later acquired a name from one other man utilizing Sorbera’s telephone, directing her to wire cash to Western Union in her son’s identify. The unidentified man threatened to bodily hurt her and Sorbera if she refused to conform.
Through the telephone name, police say Sorbera said he was kidnapped and begged his mom to ship the cash.
Sorbera’s mom reported the incident to police, who situated Sorbera at his residence in Huntington. Authorities decided he was not kidnapped and never in excessive hazard earlier than putting him beneath arrest.
He’s charged with second diploma grand larceny and fourth diploma conspiracy.