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

Posted at: 01/08/2014 1:18 PM
By: WNYT Staff

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

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.