Three arrested in mall modeling scam that targeted young children

Posted at 9:20 PM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 21:20:21-04

Three people are under arrest in Nassau County in connection with a teen modeling scam.

The suspects were employees at a Hicksville based modeling agency called New Faces.

Investigators say they defrauded dozens of clients out of more than $250 thousand.

The suspects lurked in malls, according to authorities, targeting teens and parents of young hopefuls in Queens and Nassau County.  They overcharged their victims for photo shoots with the promise of jobs that never existed.

A warrant has been issued for a fourth employee believed to be connected to the scam.