8:30 a.m., Aug. 1)
Creek man facing multiple cyber-stalking charges
By Fred Sherwin
29-year-old Cardinal Creek man, who used the online pseudonym
"Scotty Toppers", is in jail facing multiple
charges relating to a series of cyber-stalking incidents
involving more than 20 victims.
Decarlo of Briargate Private in East Village has been
charged with more than 20 counts of criminal harassment
and extortion in relation to a series of incidents that
took places over the last several months.
stalked the victims on line by using photos and other
information he obtained by either hacking into their e-mail
accounts, or downloading images from their Facebook accounts.
several of the cases, Decarlo altered the photos to make
the vistim's appear nude. He then used the altered photos
to try and extort money or personal items from the victims,
some of whom were acquaintances he met through mutual
than 20 victims have so far contacted the police with
more expected to come forward once news of the case spreads.
the Internet stalking charges, Decarlo has also been charged
wiith drug possession for the purpose of trafficking,
possession of stolen property, possession of break and
enter tools, and theft following the execution of a warrant
at his Briargate residence.
police searched the house they found two air pistols,
ammunition, drugs, drug scales, computer equipment and
break and enter tools.
remains in police custody awaiting his bail hearing.
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