Four strippers were arrested in New York today for allegedly drugging several men and charging their credit cards with purchases totaling $200,000 dollars.
The Associated Press reports that Roselyn Keo, Karina Pasucci, Marsi Rosen, and Samantha Barbash (above) were charged with crimes including grand larceny, conspiracy, and forgery. Carmine Vitolo, manager of RoadHouse, a gentlemen's club in Queens, was charged with conspiracy, grand larceny, and tampering with physical evidence.
Among the quintet's alleged victims is Zyad Younan, a cardiologist who was sued by the Manhattan strip club Scores for $135,000 in unpaid bills in April. Younan maintained at the time that he either drugged or not present when the contested charges were placed on his card, and his attorney claimed victory after the arrests:
"Today's indictment exposes a pattern of fraud that contributed to erroneous media reports. We were always confident that law enforcement's efforts would expose that my client was preyed upon by this ring and not responsible for charges to his credit card."
Three other men allegedly lost a total of $55,000.
The New York Times and the New York Daily News report that the dancers' tactics involved giving the men molly, ketamine, and cocaine, taking them into private rooms, and running up charges on their cards. Reprehensible fraud or Bieberesque night out on the town? You decide.
[Image via AP]