May 28 2019

Grand Jury Indicts Man for Allegedly Stealing from Elderly Man He ‘Befriended’

By: Rich Hosford

A Lowell man has been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly stealing from an elderly man in Burlington after befriending him.


Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office released a list of grand jury indictments that were handed down between January 17 and April 29 in a release last week.


On that list was one for crimes occurring in Burlington. Mohammad Enayat, 49, of Lowell, was charged with larceny over $250 (3 counts), false pretenses relating to a credit transaction (3 counts), and being a common and notorious thief. The Assistant District Attorney is Doug Cannon.


According to DA Ryan’s office, it is alleged that in 2016, the defendant Mohammad Enayat befriended an elderly man and, during the course of that friendship, obtained the personal data on the man's passport and other financial documents.


Thereafter, authorities say, Enayat opened credit card and charge accounts in the victim’s name, without the victim's knowledge. In April, 2016, the defendant persuaded the victim to co-sign false loan applications for three luxury vehicles.


Enayat was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court on April 2, and released on personal recognizance. The next scheduled hearing in this case is June 20. The court ordered that the defendant wear a GPS bracelet when released and to have no contact with the victim.


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