July 4, 2022

CT judge orders arrest of Florida man whose attorney suggests he’s lifeless

MILFORD — A decide ordered a Florida guy arrested after he missed a court docket date last week on charges he helped scam an 82-yr-outdated Milford lady out of $83,000 — inspite of the truth that the man’s attorney reported his shopper died months back.

Johnny Masesa, 45, was due in courtroom Nov. 4 on a very first-diploma larceny charge connected to the 2018 theft from the female, who advised law enforcement a gentleman boasting to be from Publisher’s Clearing Home sweepstakes called her expressing she “was in the managing for a prize,” but necessary to transfer revenue to declare it.

More than the study course of a week, according to an arrest warrant, the female withdrew $83,000 out of her accounts and deposited them into other folks — $25,000 of which went to an account in Masesa’s name.

Masesa allegedly instructed police he withdrew the dollars and gave it to his cousin Francis Kabulo, who has also been billed in the circumstance.

Publishers Clearing Property maintains a page on its website headlined “the successful is normally free!”

“If an individual contacts you saying to be from PCH, and tells you that you have gained a prize — then asks you to mail a payment or money card in purchase to assert the prize — End!” it says. “You have not heard from the true PCH.”

Masesa was arrested in January 2019 in Massachusetts and waived extradition to Connecticut, soon after which he pleaded not guilty in the circumstance. He posted a $25,000 bond using a Florida tackle.