Chief Michael Kent reports Burlington police arrested a Connecticut man on Wednesday, March 4, as part of an ongoing investigation into a local scam.

According to a release from the department, Erick Hernandez-Quezada, 23, of Hartford, Connecticut, was charged with larceny over $250 from a disabled person over the age of 60. Judge David Frank released Hernandez-Quezada on personal recognizance with the condition he stay away from the victim and the victim’s residence and have no contact with the victim. The next date in this case is April 17.

According to the release, Hernandez-Quezada allegedly engaged in a scheme posing as an attorney and reached out to a Burlington senior claiming their son was arrested and that they would need to provide $7,500 in bail money. Burlington police became aware of the incident after being contacted by the elderly victim stating that she had fallen victim to the scam.

Through the subsequent investigation, police determined that Hernandez-Quezada had allegedly conducted the scam. Police applied for a warrant and Hernandez-Quezada was arrested in Hartford and later brought to Massachusetts. .

Hernandez-Quezada was arraigned on Wednesday, March 4, in Woburn District Court.