A 20-year-old Depew man faces arraignment before Depew Village Justice Timothy J. Dwan on Wednesday for an alleged Internet scam involving a fake New York City modeling agency and revealing photographs.
Todd C. Nicosia, of Banko Drive, faces arraignment on charges of criminal impersonation, aggravated harassment and scheme to defraud amid a continuing investigation of his actions by detectives from Depew, Cheektowaga and Lancaster.
Detective Sgt. Donald Panzarella of Depew said Nicosia is accused of setting up a fake Facebook account advertising himself as a “Katherine Legos,” an alleged representative of New York City’s so-called “Next Modeling Agency,” and urging women to send “her” photos of themselves in sleepwear, with the claim they would be paid large sums of money for that and be invited to a Rochester modeling photo shoot later this year.
Some women who contacted Facebook were also offered the chance to earn extra money and be cast in a pornographic movie if they sent naked photos of themselves to “Miss Legos,”detectives said.
They added that all the women were at least 20. No child pornography was found on Nicosia’s computer, Panzarella said.