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Local Man Accused of Victimizing Others Thru Internet Scams


A local man has been arrested after being accused of victimizing a number of people all over the country through Internet scams.

The joint investigation, which included the FBI, Cornell University Police, the Ithaca Police Department, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, resulted in the arrest of 29-year-old Ankit Kirtania on felony grand larceny charges. The Ithaca man is accused of being responsible for stealing over 100-THOUSAND dollars from elderly and vulnerable residents across the country through Internet scams that targeted them.

Investigators believe more will be uncovered as the investigation continues.

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