FLUSHING — Police arrested four women described by authorities as strippers and the manager of a Flushing strip club Monday night and charged them with taking part in a plot to drug wealthy patrons and then overcharge their credit cards, city Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan said.
The five defendants allegedly used a mixture of drugs, including ketamine, cocaine and methylone, to steal around $200,000 from four victims in the fall of 2013 at the Roadhouse NYC Gentlemen’s Club, at 32-17 College Point Blvd., according to Brennan’s office.
Authorities identified Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen as the dancers charged in the alleged scheme. Carmine Vitolo, a manager at RoadHouse, was the fifth person arrested, according to Brennan’s office.
The defendants allegedly met the victims under the pretense of a date before drugging them and then driving them to the club or a Manhattan establishment, where the men were then taken to a private room, Brennan’s office said.
The suspects then allegedly fraudulently charged tens of thousands of dollars to the victims’ credit cards without their knowledge, Brennan said.
Three of the defendants were arraigned Tuesday on charges including conspiracy, grand larceny and forgery, authorities said.