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Duo Steals $10K In Supplies From Westchester Store, Caught Selling Stolen Items: Police Duo Steals $10K In Supplies From Westchester Store, Caught Selling Stolen Items: Police
Duo Steals $10K In Supplies From Westchester Store, Caught Selling Stolen Items: Police A man and woman from New Jersey face burglary charges after allegedly stealing $10,000 in merchandise from a Westchester County business and selling it, police announced.  New Jersey residents James Kralovich, age 39, and Olivia Barbarito, age 29, both from the Union County city of Summit, were arrested on Friday, July 19 in connection with a burglary at Mangone's Garden Center in Mamaroneck at 1427 East Boston Post Rd. (Route 1), the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department announced on Sunday, July 21.  The events leading up to the duo's arrests began on Sunday, July 7 just after…
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police After a long investigation, a 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Westchester residence, police announced.  Brandon Scerri, age 29, who is currently homeless with a last known address in Dobbs Ferry, was arrested on Wednesday, June 26 in connection with a burglary that happened in Hastings-on-Hudson on Saturday, May 11, according to Hastings-on-Hudson Police Chief David Dosin.  On the day of the incident at around 5:20 a.m., police received a 911 call from a resident with an address on Broadway (Route 9) who reported her house was being burgla…
Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: NYPD Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: NYPD
Woman, 18, Stole $49K In Handbags, Jewelry From NYU Roommate, Sold Them Online: Nypd An 18-year-old Bergen County woman is accused of stealing more than $49,000 in handbags and jewelry from her NYU roommate and then selling the items online, according to police and various news reports. Kaitlyn Fung, of Old Tappan, was charged on Thursday, May 2 with grand larceny after confessing to taking a 19-year-old complainant's ring, bracelet, tote, enclave, and top, totaling about $49,000, the NYPD tells Daily Voice. Fung then sold the items online, the NYPD said. Fung and her mother are both named in a lawsuit filed by 19-year-old Aurora Agapov, whose father is Andre Agapov, the CE…
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA A police sergeant working for a Westchester department faces assault charges after allegedly repeatedly kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest following a high-speed chase, officials announced. Sgt. Hector Cartagena, age 55, of the Yonkers Police Department, was indicted on assault charges on Monday, June 17 in connection with an incident that occurred in Yonkers on Thursday, March 14, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on the day of the arrest, the suspect allegedly led Yonkers officers on a high-speed chase a…
Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says
Duo Extorts Thousands From Hudson Valley Business Owner Using Threats Of Libel, DA Says Two Hudson Valley residents are accused of extorting a business owner out of thousands of dollars. Orange County residents Ally Thueson, age 32, and Elizabeth Sloanhoffer, age 33, both of Montgomery, were arrested by the county’s White Collar Crime Task Force on Tuesday, June 4, on suspicion of grand larceny and coercion. According to prosecutors, Thueson and Sloanhoffer threatened to post false statements about Thueson’s employer online unless they were paid $9,000. The employer reportedly paid the money to avoid harm to their business. Both defendants were arraigned in the Village o…
Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA
Superintendent, Security Specialist Stole From Westchester School District: DA A former superintendent and security system specialist face corruption charges after allegedly stealing thousands from the Westchester school district they served and using the funds to buy luxury items for themselves, officials announced. Former Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District Superintendent Oliver Levy, age 55, and the district's former security specialist, Surendra Kumar, age 47, were both arrested and arraigned on Thursday, May 30 in connection with the scheme, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli ann…
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say $97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say A 45-year-old Connecticut woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $97,000 from the New York company where she worked as a bookkeeper, authorities announced. New Haven County resident Marlenin Vito of Waterbury was arrested on Tuesday, April 23 after investigators determined she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the Putnam County business where she worked, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, May 21.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the events leading to Vito's arrest began on Monday, April 8, when a business owner in t…
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say
Construction Scam: Westchester County Man Steals Over $70K From Homeowner, Police Say A man allegedly posed as a construction worker, conning a Long Island homeowner out of tens of thousands. Westchester County resident Martin Ward, age 27 of Yonkers, was arrested on Tuesday, May 14 for the scam, which occurred on Long Island months prior. In March, a Levittown homeowner reached out to Ward after searching Google for someone to fix the cracks in their home’s foundation. The victim, whose identity has not been released, set up an appointment for the next day with Maichel Woods of Empire Foundation and Masonry (authorities allegedly discovered that Ward had been using “Mai…
NY Man Who 'Lived Large' Off $1 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced NY Man Who 'Lived Large' Off $1 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced
NY Man Who 'Lived Large' Off $1 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced A former New York investment broker has received a lengthy stay in prison for running a million-dollar Ponzi scheme. Long Island resident Rand Heckler, age 67, of Glen Cove, was sentenced to up to seven-and-a-half years in prison on Wednesday, May 15, the Nassau County District Attorney (NCDA) announced. Heckler was an investment broker in 2015 when he began his scheme, recommending that his friend and his friend’s son that they invest in a hedge fund of stocks and securities that Heckler was managing. Original Story - $1 Million Ponzi Scheme: Glen Cove Investment Broker Pleads …
Man Nabbed For Breaking Into Westchester Home During Owner's Vacation, Stealing $11K In Cash Man Nabbed For Breaking Into Westchester Home During Owner's Vacation, Stealing $11K In Cash
Man Nabbed For Breaking Into Westchester Home During Owner's Vacation, Stealing $11K In Cash A 33-year-old man faces criminal charges after stealing $11,000 in cash from a Westchester home while the resident was away on vacation, police announced. The incident that led to the arrest happened on Friday, April 19, when a man, who police did not name, illegally entered a North White Plains residence while the homeowner was away on vacation and stole money, the North Castle Police Department announced on Wednesday, May 1. After the theft, the department began a two-week investigation that eventually led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man from North Arlington, New Jersey who was charged…
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police
Duo Nabbed At CVS After Shoplifting From Northern Westchester Businesses: Police Two people face grand larceny charges after they were caught in the parking lot of a CVS Pharmacy with stolen items from Northern Westchester businesses, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 25, when Yorktown Police reported that two shoplifting suspects had fled the town and may have been connected to other thefts in the area.  Later in the day, detectives in Putnam County from the Carmel Police Department saw the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy in Mahopac at 100 East Lake Blvd. (Route 6). After an investigation, the duo was arr…
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester
Former Manager Takes Plea Deal After Stealing Over $44K From Library In Westchester The former business manager of a public library in Westchester has taken a plea deal after stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her workplace.  Mamaroneck resident Mary Soto, age 62, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Mamaroneck Public Library on Wednesday, April 24, according to library officials. Earlier Report - Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K From Mamaroneck Library, DA Says Her plea bargain includes a $43,900 fine and 3 years probation, officials added. According to the Westchester County District Attorney's Office, between May 2016 and February 20…
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police
Man Caught Stealing From Truck In Westchester At Large After Missed Court Date: Police A man caught stealing from a pickup truck in Westchester is at large after missing his court date, police announced. Brooklyn resident Raymondo Sepulveda was found in the driver's seat of a pick-up truck in the area of Central Park Avenue and Midland Terrace in Yonkers on Thursday, March 28 just before 2 a.m., Yonkers Police announced on Friday, April 26.  When confronted by officers, Sepulveda admitted the truck was not his before police discovered he had stolen several items from inside. He was then arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unau…
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Swindling Victim Out Of $28K In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Man Scams Victim Out Of $28K In Bedford: Police A 48-year-old man was hit with a grand larceny charge after posing as a Microsoft employee and scamming a victim out of $28,000 in Northern Westchester, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, April 18, when a victim told Bedford Police that he had been swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars, the department announced on Wednesday, April 24.  According to Bedford Police, the victim had received a pop-up security alert appearing to be from "Microsoft" on their home computer that included a phone number to call for support. Upon calling the number, the vic…
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police
Employee Uses Company Credit Card To Make $12K In Fraudulent Purchases In Hudson Valley: Police A man faces a grand larceny charge after allegedly using his former employer's company credit card to make tens of thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases in the Hudson Valley, police said. Dutchess County resident Joshua Queen of Hyde Park, age 42, was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 10 on charges connected to his alleged unauthorized use of a company credit card belonging to his former Philipstown-based employer, the Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, April 16. According to authorities, in July 2023, a Putnam Sheriff's deputy responded t…
Hudson Valley Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says Hudson Valley Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says
Hudson Valley Man Steals $30K In Workers' Compensation Intended For Late Mother, DA Says A Hudson Valley man is among two defendants accused of stealing thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation intended for his late mother. Orange County resident Bryan Dunn, age 51, of Maybrook, and Hunter Diaz, age 26, of Port Richey, Florida, were arraigned on insurance fraud and related charges in Orange County Court on Tuesday, April 16. According to prosecutors, Dunn and Diaz conspired to steal more than $30,000 in workers’ compensation checks that were issued to Dunn’s late mother. The two were arrested following an investigation by the multi-agency Orange County White Collar Crime …
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says
Burglary Crew Targeted Asian Business Owner In Northern Westchester, DA Says Three men face charges after burglarizing the Northern Westchester home of an Asian business owner, including one suspect accused of a hate crime, officials announced.  The trio, who all live in Queens, were indicted in connection with a September 2023 burglary at an  Ossining residence, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, April 10.  According to the DA's Office, on Friday, Sept. 29 around 12:20 p.m., the three defendants broke into the Ossining home of a local business owner who is Asian. The trio then allegedly stole designer handbags f…
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police
Trio Nabbed In Car With Over $3K Of Stolen Products On Parkway In Northern Westchester: Police Three women face criminal charges after authorities caught them in a vehicle containing over $3,000 worth of stolen merchandise during a traffic stop on a Northern Westchester parkway, police said. The arrests stemmed from an incident on Wednesday, March 13 just before 7:30 p.m., when an officer pulled over a vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown, the town's police department said on Monday, March 18. While investigating, the officer found stolen merchandise inside the car with a value of more than $3,000. Police then contained the merchandise's owner, who confirmed to officers t…
Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Northern Westchester Store: Police Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Northern Westchester Store: Police
Woman Steals Forgotten Wallet From Sales Counter In Northern Westchester Store: Police A 39-year-old woman faces grand larceny charges after stealing a wallet from a sales counter at a Northern Westchester store that had been accidentally left behind by a past customer, police said. Yorktown resident Valbon Prelvukaj was arrested on Friday, March 8 in connection with the theft, which happened in February at a Staples store located at 3333 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown, the town's police department announced on Monday, March 11. According to Yorktown Police, on Monday, Feb. 12 at around 2 p.m., Yorktown Police responded to the Staples store after the victim reported the theft. The …
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say
Phone Scam: Man Nabbed After Stealing Over $60K From Victim In Northern Westchester, Police Say A 59-year-old man was apprehended after allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from a victim in Northern Westchester by posing as a lawyer over the phone and telling him his granddaughter was in trouble, police said. Bronx resident Carlos Colon was arrested on Saturday, March 2 in connection with a grand larceny incident that happened in Yorktown on the same day, Yorktown Police announced on Monday, March 4.  According to the department, at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers learned that the victim had been contacted by someone posing as a lawyer who claimed his granddaughter had bee…
Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police
Man Steals Over $1K From Northern Westchester Youth Soccer Center In Check Fraud Case: Police A 31-year-old man faces charges after allegedly using a forged check to steal more than $1,100 from a former youth soccer center in Northern Westchester, police announced. Yorktown resident David James surrendered himself to Yorktown Police on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in connection with an incident that occurred in October 2021 at the former Footbik youth soccer center in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd., the department announced on Friday, March 1.  According to police, on Oct. 27, 2021, at around 2 p.m., an officer responded to Footbik, which has since closed, for a reported larcen…
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence
Man Steals Tractor-Trailer Carrying $32K Worth Of Alcohol In Westchester: Here's His Sentence A 28-year-old man will spend time in prison for stealing a semi-tractor trailer truck with more than $32,000 worth of hard lemonade inside from a parking lot in Westchester.  New Rochelle resident Kelvin Liriano was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing the truck from a lot off Interstate 87 in Yonkers in March 2023, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Thursday, Feb. 29.  According to the DA's Office, on March 21, 2023, at around 1:15 a.m., Liriano stole a $45,000 semi-tractor trailer truck containing 1,560 cases of Mike's Hard Lemonad…
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police 21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police
21-Year-Old Nabbed For Stealing Vehicle At Parking Garage In Westchester: Police A 21-year-old man faces charges after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in Westchester, police announced. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested on Monday, Feb. 19 after stealing a vehicle from a parking garage in White Plains at 44 South Broadway, White Plains Public Safety announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20. The suspect also damaged the garage's automatic gate in the process, police said. The man was charged with grand larceny and criminal mischief, according to authorities.  More details about the incident were not released. 
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing $1M From Her Boss In NY A woman who was a longtime bookkeeper for a New York business has been accused of stealing more than $1 million from the company. On Long Island, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney announced the indictment of Domenica Giordano, age 39, of Islip Terrace, accused of grand larceny in the first degree for allegedly embezzling more than $1 million from All Systems Maintenance, a commercial plumbing business located in Bay Shore. According to the investigation, Giordano was employed as a bookkeeper for approximately 17 years.  In May 2020, the owner…
$700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Northern Westchester Nonprofit Healthcare Provider $700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Northern Westchester Nonprofit Healthcare Provider
$700,000 Scheme: Woman Steals From Northern Westchester Nonprofit Healthcare Provider A 33-year-old woman will spend years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from a Northern Westchester-based nonprofit healthcare provider that she worked for, officials announced. Bronx resident Ingrid Aquino was sentenced to an indeterminate term of two to six years in state prison for stealing over $700,000 from Hawthorne-based Hudson Valley Community Services, a division of Cornerstone Family Healthcare, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Jan. 29.  According to the DA's Office, between Nov. 1, 2017, and Sept. 1, 2021, Aqui…
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say
Video: DPW Worker Knocks Fleeing Porch Pirate To Ground In Westchester, Police Say A 27-year-old man faces grand larceny charges after stealing packages from a porch in Westchester and leading police on a brief chase, authorities said. Bronx resident Francisco Jose Eder Mateo was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 3 on grand larceny charges in connection with an incident that happened in Yonkers, Yonkers Police announced on Monday, Jan. 8.  According to the department, on the day of the incident, Eder Mateo allegedly stole packages from the porch of a Yonkers residence. Shortly after this, he was quickly spotted by Yonkers Police officers and ordered to stop.  However…
19-Year-Old With 3 Active Warrants Steals $8K Of Products From Hudson Valley Store: Police 19-Year-Old With 3 Active Warrants Steals $8K Of Products From Hudson Valley Store: Police
19-Year-Old With 3 Active Warrants Steals $8K Of Products From Hudson Valley Store: Police A 19-year-old woman involved with an organized retail theft group faces a heap of charges after stealing around $8,000 worth of products from a Hudson Valley store with a young accomplice, police said. The arrest resulted from an incident in Putnam County on Friday, Dec. 29, when deputies from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Enforcement Unit saw a vehicle linked to the retail theft group parked outside an unnamed store in Southeast.  According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies soon saw a woman and a boy leave the store with merchandise and get into this vehicle…
Prop Movie Money Used By NY Woman To Steal Car, Police Say Prop Movie Money Used By NY Woman To Steal Car, Police Say
Prop Movie Money Used By NY Woman To Steal Car, Police Say A woman from the region is accused of pulling a fast one on a car seller by using counterfeit money to steal their vehicle. State Police in Rensselaer County said troopers were first contacted in July 2023 by a Troy resident claiming that a woman had tried to purchase their car using fraudulent money. The woman allegedly gave the victim multiple counterfeit bills in exchange for a car that had been listed on Facebook Marketplace. Fortunately, the victim realized the money was fake and refused to go through with the transaction. Weeks later, troopers in Warren County received a complaint f…
Man Steals Nearly $1.6K Of Baseball Gloves From Northern Westchester Store: Police Man Steals Nearly $1.6K Of Baseball Gloves From Northern Westchester Store: Police
Man Steals Nearly $1.6K Of Baseball Gloves From Northern Westchester Store: Police A 39-year-old man has been hit with a grand larceny charge after stealing almost $1,600 worth of baseball gloves from a store in Northern Westchester, police announced. Osmani Then-Mendez of Garfield, New Jersey was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 5 after surrendering himself to Yorktown Police on an outstanding arrest warrant, the department announced.  According to the department, on Sunday, Oct. 15 just before 1 p.m., officers responded to Dick's Sporting Goods in the Jefferson Valley Mall at 650 Lee Blvd. in Yorktown after store staff reported a theft. An investigation determined that fi…
Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K In Westchester, DA Says Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K In Westchester, DA Says
Update: Former Business Manager Steals Over $44K In Westchester, DA Says The former business manager of a public library in Westchester is facing grand larceny charges after stealing more than $44,000 from her workplace over several years, officials announced.  Mamaroneck resident Mary Soto, age 62, was arrested on Thursday, Dec. 14, months after resigning from her position as business manager at the Mamaroneck Public Library, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, between May 2016 and February 2023, Soto stole around $44,769 from the library's bank accounts in the form of credit card and r…
Man, Woman Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Grandfather Hid Body In Crawl Space Of Home: DA Man, Woman Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Grandfather Hid Body In Crawl Space Of Home: DA
Man, Woman Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Grandfather Hid Body In Crawl Space Of Home: DA A Hudson Valley man and woman are being held without bond after being charged with the murder of a man whose body they hid in the crawl space of the home. Rockland County residents Constantinos Doonan, age 31, and Jo-Ann Haughey, age 26, both of New City, were charged on Thursday, Dec. 7, with the January murder of an area man, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh and Clarkstown Police Chief Jeffrey Wanamaker. On or about and between Sunday, Jan. 29, and Monday, Jan. 30, Doonan and Haughey, acting individually and in concert with each other, killed Constantinos Mastakour…