Man arrested for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree
ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- On Friday, around 6:20 p.m., the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 300 block of Thursten Avenue and arrested 29-year-old Ankit Kirtania. He was arrested for Grand Larceny in the Second Degree.
IPD said this arrest was made after an ongoing joint investigation by Ithaca Police Investigators, Cornell Police, the Collier County Sheriff Department in Florida, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Ithaca Police said this investigation is centered around internet scams.
Ithaca Police said there were numerous people being victimized, including elderly people and vulnerable citizens across the country. Kirtania is responsible for scamming over $100,000, police said.
It is expected by police officials that there will be more money from scams to be uncovered as this investigation continues.
Kirtania was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and released.