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26 June 2019
UPDATE: Car salesman arrested for stealing from customers
 Major Pierce V. Gallagher
 Troop F Commander



On June 26, 2019, the New York State Police issued a Press Release as a result of the arrest of Michael Edison Ramos, age 34 of Middletown, NY. Since this release, more victims have come forward to report the alleged crimes that have happened to them while Ramos had been employed as a car salesman. The New York State Police Middletown BCI are now looking for victims who may have dealt with Ramos while he acted as a realtor in the Middletown, NY area. Anyone that feels they may have been victimized as a result of their dealings with Ramos is asked to contact Investigator Joseph Dawson at the NYSP Middletown BCI (845)344-5352.
Further investigation has revealed many of the victims are Spanish speaking, the State Police are also providing the above information in Spanish in an effort to locate more possible victims.
El 26 de junio del 2019, La Policía Estatal de Nueva York emitió un comunicado de prensa como resultado del arresto de Michael Edison Ramos, de 34 años de edad, de Middletown, NY. Desde la emisión de dicho comunicado, más víctimas han comparecido y han declarado los presuntos crímenes que les ocurrieron mientras el Señor Ramos trabajaba como vendedor de autos. La Policía Estatal de Middletown BCI buscan víctimas que puedan haber estado en contacto con El Señor Ramos mientras desempeñaba la función de agente inmobiliario en el área de Middletown, NY. Se le pide a cualquier persona que piense que puede haber sido victimizada como resultado de su vínculo con el Señor Ramos de ponerse en contacto con el investigador Joseph Dawson de NYSP Middletwon BCI (845) 344-5352.


On Wednesday June 19, 2019 the New York State Police at Middletown arrested Michael Edison Ramos, age 34 of Middletown after a three month long investigation into the theft of cash downpayments at Nissan-Kia Middletown car dealership.  State Police were first alerted to the thefts in March 2019 after a customer realized that they had not been credited by the dealership for the full amount of their downpayment.  The ensuing investigation identified several additional victims. Ramos was arrested on June 19th and charged in both the towns of Wallkill and Wawayanda with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree,  Falsifying Business Records 1st Degree, Scheme to Defraud 1st Degree, felonies, and  Possession of Personal Identification Information, a misdemeanor.  He was arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $7500 cash bail.  State Police are interested in speaking to anyone who feels that they may be a victim of this scheme.  Callers should contact the Middletown barracks at 845-344-5300 and ask for the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

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