A cautionary tale for restaurateurs and and everyone else out of Tribeca this week: Little neighborhood spot French Cafe Gourmand recently lost a good chunk of money to a phone scam that puts the "con" in Con Ed. Tribeca Trib reports that the restaurant wired $1,970 to a thief who posed as someone from energy company threatening to cut off power to the cafe.
A manager from French Cafe Gourmand tells Eater that after they wired the money, they discovered that Con Ed had no knowledge of the transaction. The owners have filed a police report, but so far there has been no news or progress on the case.
· Police Beat [Tribeca Trib]
· All Coverage of French Cafe Gourmand [~ENY~]