According to detectives, the female victim, a 28 year old from Kings Point, responded to an ad on Craigslist for a cottage to rent. In April 2015, the victim met with the defendant James Cadet, 33 of 1630 St. Johns Place who represented himself as a real estate agent, and gave him three money orders totaling more than $2,000. In May 2015, the victim attempted to move in and was unable to gain access. The victim contacted the listing agent and was advised that the defendant was not employed by the agency. The police were notified and after an investigation, the defendant was located in Brooklyn and placed under arrest.
Cadet was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and second degree criminal impersonation. He will be arraigned today, Saturday, Jan. 9, at First District Court in Hempstead.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives request that anyone who has been victimized by the defendant, James Cadet, contact the Third Squad at 516-573-6353.