East Hampton police arrest two in gold scam operation

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EAST HAMPTON — A fraud operation involving an individual impersonating a Homeland Security agent has led to the arrest of two people on April 4, the East Hampton Police Department announced.

At around 8:30 a.m., officers carried out an undercover operation near the residence of a victim who had been scammed into paying a nonexistent debt with gold.

The scammer had arranged to pick up the gold from the victim’s home.

Upon the arrival of two individuals to collect the gold, East Hampton police arrested them.

Fei Fei Jiang, 29, of Queens, New York, and Ya Lou Wang, 36, of Flushing, New York, both undocumented, were charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.

Jiang, residing at 142-33 59th Street, was unable to post the $500,000 bond and appeared at the Middletown Superior Court on April 5.

Wang, from 34-10 Linneaus Place, faced a $750,000 bond and also appeared in court on April 5.

The Police Department’s swift actions prevented the victim from incurring a financial loss and brought the perpetrators to justice.

The investigation is ongoing.

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