Six men busted for swiping $270G from American Express through defunct Brooklyn shell company

Six men busted for swiping $270G from American Express through defunct Brooklyn shell company

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Samuel Berkovits, 50, appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

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Six men stole $270,000 from American Express through an elaborate scam using a Brooklyn shell company, prosecutors said Thursday.

Five of the accused rip-off artists were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Yehuda Tyrnauer, 29, is accused in the scheme of filtering fraudulent transactions through a bogus corporation.

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They are accused of filtering fraudulent transactions through a bogus corporation called 92K Blvd. between November 2013 and January 2014.

Defendants Yehuda Tyrnauer, 29, Naftali Safern, 30, Moshe Pomerantsev, 22, Bezalel Mermelstein, 40, and Samuel Berkovits, 50, allegedly used personal credit cards to initiate transactions with 92K Blvd.-affiliated accounts.

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Moshe Pomerantsev, 22, appears at his arraignment.

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Israel Fischer, 62, owned the AmEx merchant account linked to the fake company, prosecutors said.

After making purchases for electronics and other goods, the crew requested refunds from AmEx but the credit giant could not recover the funds they had issued to the cardholders because 92K Blvd. was actually defunct and there were insufficient funds in the account, the Manhattan DA said.

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