A group of strippers and their manager were arrested in New York this week after authorities uncovered their plan to drug affluent men, steal their credit cards and run up expensive tabs was uncovered, authorities say.
The New York Post reports that the DEA worked in conjunction with the NYPD and Westchester County Police Department to arrest the four dancers —Roselyn Keo, Marsi Rosen, Karina Pascucci, and Samantha Barbash—and Roadhouse NYC Gentleman’s Club manager, Carmine Vitolo, last night. The dancers also face charges of grand larceny, forgery and assault, while Vitolo was charged with grand theft and tampering with evidence.
The Post described how the dancers would set their victims up:
According to authorities, the strippers usually trolled for their victims at tiny Manhattan bars and restaurants over a four-month period beginning in September 2013.
On some occasions, they allegedly met the victims on the pretense of a “date.”
Working together, they secretly drugged the victims with Molly, tranquilizers and cocaine, cops said.
They then drove the victims to either Scores on Manhattan’s West Side or the Roadhouse in Queens, police said.
Once inside the clubs, they allegedly brought the zonked-out victims to a private adult entertainment room, stole their credit cards and discussed how much to charge on the cards.
In some cases, the suspects would take suggestive photos of the victims with both women and men, which they used for the purpose of blackmail.
All fiveconspiracy charges. The dancers also face charges of grand larceny, forgery and assault, while Vitolo was charged with grand theft and tampering with evidence.
[via New York Post]
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