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Strippers drug wealthy men, max their credit cards

Strippers drug wealthy men, max their credit cards

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jun 11, 2014

Four strippers were arrested after allegedly drugging wealthy men and then using their credit cards at nightclubs. 

"The women met their victims —  a group of four that included a prominent heart doctor, a lawyer and two men who worked in finance — in upscale bars and restaurants," reports the Huffington Post. "They exchanged phone numbers and set up future dates, prosecutors said."

The men were allegedly taken to New York strip clubs on their dates and slipped hallucinogenic drugs. The women then ran their credit cards for "tens of thousands of dollars," reports the Huffington Post. Other dancers were also given cuts of the stolen money.

More than $200,000 was charged in total.

"The four dancers, identified as alleged ringleader Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Karina Pascucci and Marsi Rosen, were arrested on Monday and Tuesday," further reports the Huffington Post. "Carmine Vitolo, a manager at Flushing strip club RoadHouse NYC, was arrested early Wednesday."

The men had no recollection of the nights in question, however, the suspects took pictures of the victims in compromising positions for blackmail and sent them as a prior warning to keep quiet.

According to the Huffington Post, "Charges against the women and the club manager included grand larceny, forgery, assault and tampering with physical evidence." The four dancers were caught following an eight-month investigation by the NYPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.