New Boston police arrest man in multi-state scam operation

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NEW BOSTON — A New York man has been arrested and accused of participating in a multi-state scam operation that allegedly defrauded victims of more than $200,000, authorities said Thursday.

Oumar Diallo, 22, of the Bronx, New York, was taken into custody by the New Boston Police Department on May 24 after a nationwide warrant was issued for his arrest.

Diallo faces charges of criminal liability for the conduct of another and receiving stolen property, according to New Boston Police.

The arrest stems from an April 15 incident in which a New Boston resident was deceived by a caller claiming to be an attorney who said her child was in a serious car accident, had been arrested, and needed bail money.

Diallo allegedly worked with the caller to collect $24,000 in cash from the victim.

Following an investigation, New Boston Police linked Diallo to similar scams in Bedford, Lyndeborough, Meredith, Jaffrey, and Keene, New Hampshire, as well as in Belfast, Falmouth, Standish, Long Island, and Hampden, Maine.

Police tracked Diallo to Las Vegas, Nevada, where additional victims were discovered.

Diallo was arrested in Redondo Beach, California, on April 27 and waived extradition to New Hampshire.

He was transported back to the state by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.

Diallo is being held on preventative detention bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Goffstown District Court on Tuesday, May 28.

The time for the arraignment has not yet been determined.

The New Boston Police Department, along with several other law enforcement agencies, continues to investigate the extent of the alleged scams.

Chief James Brace urges anyone who may have fallen victim to a similar crime to contact their local jurisdiction.

The New Boston Police Department has expressed gratitude to multiple law enforcement agencies for their cooperation in the investigation.

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