A manager of a Flushing strip club and four adult entertainers were arrested in a plot to drug wealthy men and run up costly bills at topless establishments, officials said.
The exotic dancers are accused of slipping the drugs, which included cocaine, ketamine and Molly, into the victims’ drinks and taking them to Roadhouse NYC Gentlemen’s Club in Flushing and Scores in Manhattan, according to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office.
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During the scheme, between September and December 2013, around $200,000 was charged to the men’s credit cards.
Working together the women would allegedly prey on the four victims, who included medical, legal and financial professionals, in upscale New York area bars and restaurants. After they were drugged, the men would then be taken to the strip clubs, where unauthorized charges were made on their cards, authorities said.
The men reported having little to no memory of their ordeals and when they would try to reverse the charges, they would receive threatening text messages.
Authorities arrested the four entertainers, Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Marsi Rosen and Karina Pasucci, earlier this week. All of the women were charged with conspiracy, grand larceny and forgery. Barbash, Keo and Rosen were also charged with assault, according to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office.
A manager at the Roadhouse NYC Gentleman’s Club, Carmine Vitolo, who was arrested Wednesday morning, was charged with conspiracy, grand larceny and tampering with physical evidence, officials said.
Barbash, Keo and Rosen were arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday. As of press time, Pasucci and Vitolo were expected to be arraigned Wednesday.
Roadhouse NYC Gentleman’s Club could not be immediately reached for comment.
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