OAKWOOD — A man was arrested after he stole money from an elderly woman after tricking his way into her home — a week after he was charged with pulling a similar scam, prosecutors said.
Dominic Poveromo, 36, was arrested Tuesday for stealing a wallet with cash from an 81-year-old woman and money from the bedroom drawer of an 82-year-old woman, prosecutors said.
On Feb. 10, Poveromo was arrested after he stole cash from two elderly women's home while pretending to collect money for cancer charities.
A week later, Poveromo entered an elderly woman's Peter Avenue home on Feb. 17 pretending he was giving estimates for snow removal and stole her purse while he was inside, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors also said that between Sept. 24 and 25, Poveromo was let into an 82-year-old woman's Reno Avenue home, saying he was giving her an estimate to remove snow, prosecutors said. While inside, Poveromo took cash from the woman's bedroom drawer and left the home.
In 2007, Poveromo was arrested after he pocketed $450 from people in Grasmere and Dongan Hills by telling them he was collecting money for cancer charities and research, the Staten Island Advance reported.
He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for that incident and was sentenced to five days community service, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said.
For his latest arrest, Poveromo was charged with burglary and scheme to defraud at his Tuesday arraignment, the DA said.
His bail was set at $50,000 and he's due back in court on Tuesday, the DA said.
Information for Poveromo's lawyer was not immediately available.