Upper West Sider Mark Andrew Moore told members of an investment club that he was chairman, president, and CEO of eS-prit International, an online health resource that was going to make scads of money, and offered them discount rates on its stocks. More than 50 members cheerfully gave Moore $365,000 to purchase these. Only, the Manhattan D.A.'s office says, there was no eS-prit International, and no publicly traded stocks
-- just Moore, a former facilities manager at Hunter College, a dummy web site
, and some bogus certificates he printed up and sent them -- also, some people who were surprised to be notified that they were on Moore's "Board of Directors." He used their money to buy meals, phones, a Louis Vuitton bag, etc -- and to partly pay off restitution he owed Hunter for $38,000 he'd ripped off from them years earlier. Moore has been arrested and charged with grand larceny
, securities fraud, scheme to defraud, and tax fraud (he didn't pay taxes on the "investments," either).