Riverhead Trio Accused of $75K Lottery Con

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three Riverhead men have been accused of conning a Take Five lottery winner out of his $74,000 winnings two months ago.Yalcin Nergiz, 41, Yunis Ozturk, 33, and his 47-year-old brother, Orhan, will be arraigned Wednesday at Suffolk County court on a grand jury indictment charging them with conspiracy and grand larceny.Prosecutors said the trio was working at the Valero Gas Station on Peconic Avenue in Riverside when they deceived the winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket on March 18.They allegedly cashed the winning ticket at the Lottery’s Garden City customer service center and the divvied up the proceeds—$48.318.27 after taxes—between them.The victim is 28-year-old Marvin Choy Nij, a Guatemalan construction worker who told police he cannot speak or write English, authorities said.The suspects are being held at Suffolk County jail without bail.They were arrested following a joint investigation with the district attorney’s Economic Crimes Bureau, Southampton Town Police and the New York State Lotto Commission.last_img read more

Manchester United will bid £25million for France star ‘this week’

first_imgManchester United will put in a bid of around £25million for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin this week, according to The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson.The Red Devils have seen an offer of around £20m rejected by the South Coast club, who are believed to want nearer £30m for the France star.Schneiderlin is understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, because of the club’s Champions League play-off spot, and Louis van Gaal is keen to complete a deal for the 25-year-old.“Manchester United have had one bid, of around £20m, rejected for Morgan Schneiderlin,” Jackson told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Southampton want £30million and United are willing to go up to £25m.“I expect them to put in another bid this week. Louis van Gaal wants to get that deal done and he will go for the right price.”last_img read more