Bronx women Nadeisha, Melissa and Sophia Blake arrested in lottery phone scam

Police say the women raked in more than $400,000 from elderly victims.

Police say the women raked in more than $400,000 from elderly victims. (2/12/14)

THE BRONX - Three related Bronx women have been busted in a lottery phone scam that raked in more than $400,000. 

Investigators say Nadeisha, Melissa and Sophia Blake told dozens of elderly victims that they'd won cash prizes in an international sweepstakes, but that they'd have to put up tens of thousands of dollars in fees and taxes to claim the money. 

The women allegedly worked with co-conspirators in Jamaica who would ask the victims for more money. 

They are all facing multiple charges, along with two other suspects, and up to 20 years in prison. 

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