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Three Arrested in Car Scam

Three men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to scam an elderly Greenwich man out of money for unnecessary vehicle repairs. The three, Alfie Steve Ufie, 22, of Ann Arbor, Mich., Anthony Mitchel, 29, of Hollywood, Fla., and David Laray, 19, of Ozone Park, Queens, were driving on East Putnam Avenue in a dark colored Jeep Cherokee when they began beeping at an elderly motorist to make him thing there was something wrong with his car. They signaled to the man to pull over and said they would help him fix his vehicle. The man alerted police and an investigation revealed the trio were attempting to pull a scam. They were arrested and charged with criminal attempt at larceny, criminal mischief in the first degree, breach of peace, failure to have motor vehicle repair licenses, failure to provide a motor vehicle repair estimate and false statement of motor vehicle repair. The men were being held on $50,000 bonds and are due in court on Nov. 24.

Also from the police blotter:

Nancy Lanuk, 47, of 22 Halock Drive, Greenwich, turned herself in on a warrant related to a past motor vehicle accident. The warrant charged Lanuk with evading responsibility, following too closely and failure to obey a traffic officer. She was released on a promise to appear in court.

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