One elderly victim said to be taken for $250K
The F.B.I., with help from East Hampton Town police, arrested a Springs woman at a Sycamore Drive house early Tuesday, accusing her of taking part in a bogus sweepstakes scheme that defrauded elderly people of nearly $700,000. T.E. McMorrow

Heather Caputo and her lawyer, David V. Falkner, gave a thumbs-up after a jury at East Hampton Town Justice Court returned a not-guilty verdict on a misdemeanor charge last week. T.E. McMorrow

Sean P. Ludwick left Southampton Town Justice Court on Sept. 4 with his attorney, Daniel J. Ollen. He will now be defended by Benjamin Brafman. T.E. McMorrow

Christopher Walsh

Needed help 26 percent of the time in year past