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Man charged in student loan scam
OYSTER BAY (WABC) -- A Hempstead man is accused of trying to carry out a student loan scam at Nassau County Community College.
According to investigators, 24-year-old Shawn Terrel Boone approached the 18-year-old victim on the school's campus. He claimed that she was eligible for a $10,000 student loan that she would not need to pay back. All he needed was her bank card and pin number.
Investigators said she provided the information to Boone on September 11, only to learn a few days later from her bank that a fraudulent deposit and withdrawal had been made in excess of $900.
Two weeks later, Boone alleged called the victim again and told her that his people would be making a visit to her home for more money. Afraid for her own safety at this point, she contacted police.
On Monday, October 1, Boone contacted the victim again to say he was coming to her house. When he arrived, police arrested Boone. Investigator said they also found Boone carrying a credit card belonging to a 31-year-old Hempstead man.
Boone is charged with grand larceny 4th degree, criminal possession of stolen property 4th degree and aggravated harassment 2nd degree.
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