Peter Senese Charged with Scamming Parents of Abducted Children
Peter Senese is out on bond after federal charges were filed against him for allegedly bilking parents of children abducted abroad out of tens of thousands of dollars. The complaint filed in federal court alleges that Senese claimed to be a former member of the Delta Force and also claimed that he had links to other former Delta Force operators who could help with a "snatch back" to recover the children.
Senese maintained websites on which he claimed to be not only to have "reunited numerous internationally kidnapped children" but also that he had prevented "an exponentially larger number of children from abduction.” This latter may refer to his recent testimony in Florida in support of legislation related to prevention of child abduction.
According to the complaint filed in the charges filed in New York, Senese allegedly conned a man whose child had been taken to India out of at least $21,000 to fund a bogus "snatch back." Prosecutors said that when he couldn’t get any more money from this victim, Senese contacted the man’s parents, who wired him $25,000, Senese is accused of wire fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison.