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Man sentenced for scamming elderly woman out of nearly $8,000

Created: 01/08/2014 1:18 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

A White Plains man is headed to prison for scamming an elderly Bethlehem woman out of $7,900.

Hopeton Labeach will spend one to three years behind bars.

Labeach told the woman she had won a sweepstakes, but had to send the money to collect the prize.

Labeach then pocketed the cash for himself.

He's also been ordered to pay the victim back.

Hopeton Labeach
Photo: Albany County D.A.'s Office

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