Stuyvesant man charged with scheme to defraud
NEW YORK STATE POLICE Major Robert M. NuzzoTroop K Commander
Stockport, New York – On June 9, 2017, the New York State Police from Livingston arrested Richard A. Dick, age 41, of Stuyvesant, New York, for Scheme to Defraud in the 1st Degree, a Class E Felony.
In November of 2016, Troopers were contacted by a Stuyvesant man who reported that he paid Dick several thousand dollars for two tractors which he did not receive. An investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Livingston which revealed numerous area residents have been victimized by Dick. Dick is believed to have taken in excess of $10,000 from the victims for either mechanic services or merchandise that they did not receive.
The fraudulent business practices, which are believed to have started in 2013, were carried out while Dick was conducting business at the Factory Tire Outlet, located at 133 Rossman Road, in the Town of Stockport, and at his previous employer, Jack’s Towing, formerly located in the City of Hudson.
Dick was arraigned in the Town of Stockport Court before the Honorable Judge Horner. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail and is due to return to the Stockport Town Court at a later date and time.
This investigation is ongoing and the State Police believe that there may be additional victims. Anyone with additional information regarding Dick is encouraged to contact the State Police at (845) 677-7300. All calls can remain confidential.