NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office on Thursday announced the arrest of Sonia Vertucci, 42, of New Rochelle, N.Y., for falsely promising a range of services to predominately immigrant clients and collecting more than $38,000 in cash payments.

Vertucci, according to an investigation, operated an elaborate scheme in 2012 and 2013 to defraud New Yorkers, allegedly promising a variety of services she could not and did not deliver. Most of the victims are from Queens, N.Y.

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