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FedEx Package Thief Grabs $5,000 Of Jewelry, Remains At Large In Great Neck: Police FedEx Package Thief Grabs $5,000 Of Jewelry, Remains At Large In Great Neck: Police
FedEx Package Thief Grabs $5,000 Of Jewelry In Great Neck Authorities are searching for a man who snuck onto a FedEx truck and took off with over a dozen packages. The Great Neck incident occurred on Friday, May 10, Nassau County Police announced. Just after 4 p.m. that day, a FedEx truck made a stop on Great Neck Road. When the driver got out to deliver a package, the suspect opened the passenger side door and climbed aboard. A video shows the man removing a bin full of 14 packages. 🚨: WANTED FOR STEALING FROM @FedEx TRUCK📦 📍: GREAT NECK ROAD, GREAT NECK ☎️: 516-573-6600 ☎️: 1-800-244-TIPS 💻:... Posted by Nassau County Police Departmen…
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment A Florida man allegedly commandeered doctors’ credentials so that he could run a scheme of ordering and issuing prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone across Long Island and the country, officials said. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the indictment of 21-year-old Devin Anthony Magarian, who is from Kissimmee, Florida, on Tuesday, March 26. Earlier Report - Florida Man Hacked Doctor's Info, Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: DA Magarian is allegedly the leader in an elaborate conspiracy that hacked the e-prescribing credentials of doctors across…
Video Shows NYPD Chopper Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief From Great Neck Who Fled Police Video Shows NYPD Chopper Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief From Great Neck Who Fled Police
Video Shows Nypd Chopper Pilots Masterfully Tracking BMW Thief From Great Neck Who Fled Police The NYPD has shared a video of its aviation unit tracking a New Jersey car thief in Manhattan. Just after pilots finish explaining how technology inside of the helicopter assists police work, they're notified of a felony vehicle — a white BMW with New York plates on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, on Monday, Feb. 26. They follow the vehicle from the air as it sits in traffic on the Belt Parkway. As the BMW heads east on the Belt Parkway, the NYPD learns that the vehicle had fled from New Jersey State Police, in Warren County New Jersey, an officer in the video can be heard saying. The…
Construction Crook: Man Took Payment For Great Neck Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say Construction Crook: Man Took Payment For Great Neck Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say
Construction Crook: Man Took Payment For Great Neck Jobs He Didn't Finish, Police Say A Hudson Valey man has been arrested on Long Island after he allegedly ran a construction company scam, taking customer’s money and leaving them high and dry, police said. Westchester County resident Robert Stewart, age 39, of Harrison, was arrested in connection with his alleged schemes, Nassau County Police announced Thursday, Jan. 11. According to police, Stewart, advertised himself as “Nxt Gen Construction” and took on construction jobs for at least two customers in Great Neck. He allegedly received partial payments for the work and never completed them. Additionally, the address …
6 Long Island School Districts Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings 6 Long Island School Districts Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings
6 Long Island School Districts Among Top 13 In Nation, According To New Rankings Several school districts in the region rank among the best in the nation in brand-new rankings. TeachSimple analyzed reviews and ratings of each US school district and ranked them from highest to lowest, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.  The scores are based on reviews from parents and students, statistics from the US Department of Education, and user-submitted information from schools.  The two top-ranked districts in New York and Connecticut are both in Nassau County on Long Island: No. 3 Roslyn Union Free SD has a high proficiency in both reading and math. T…
Million-Dollar Winners: Group Including Nassau County Residents Claims Top Prize Million-Dollar Winners: Group Including Nassau County Residents Claims Top Prize
Million-Dollar Winners: Group Including Nassau County Residents Claims Top Prize A group of six people, including some from Long Island, have claimed their top lottery prize, splitting it amongst themselves, lottery officials said. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, the New York Lottery announced that the lucky group had claimed their million-dollar prize for matching the first five numbers for the Mega Millions drawing that occurred months before. The group included two Nassau County residents: Mindy Golomb of Great Neck, who won $108,500 after required withholdings; and Susan Eugene from Bellerose, who won $102,040 after required withholdings. The other four group members wer…
Great Neck Resident Among 5 Businessmen Busted In $673M Money Laundering Scheme: Feds Great Neck Resident Among 5 Businessmen Busted In $673M Money Laundering Scheme: Feds
Great Neck Resident Among 5 Businessmen Busted In $673M Money Laundering Scheme: Feds Five businessmen, including one from Long Island, laundered millions of dollars a day in cash through fronts they set up in New York City’s Diamond District, federal authorities charged. Federal agents tied the quintet to $673 million in dirty money laundered through illicit operations over the past four years, US Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. In exchange, Youssef Janfar, aka “Joe Rodeo,” age 57, of Great Neck, and Edison, New Jersey residents Raj Vaidya, age 26; Rakesh Vaidya, age 51; Shrey Vaidya, age 23; and Neel Patel, 26, collected sizable fees, he said. Janfar pur…
Twins Trick Clients Out Of $5 Million In Great Neck Investment Advising Fraud, Feds Say Twins Trick Clients Out Of $5 Million In Great Neck Investment Advising Fraud, Feds Say
Twins Trick Clients Out Of $5 Million In Great Neck Investment Advising Fraud, Feds Say A pair of twin brothers and investment advisors are facing 20 years in prison after allegedly defrauding clients out of millions. The brothers, Adam and Daniel Kaplan, both age 34 and hailing from Great Neck, were indicted on charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and more, the US District Attorney’s Eastern District of New York announced on Tuesday, July 25. Adam and Daniel, between May 2018 and November 2022, took on hundreds of clients as investment advisors from New York all the way to Arizona, according to the indictment and public records. During that time, the brothers used thei…
Computer Scam Steals $20K From Great Neck Woman: Police Computer Scam Steals $20K From Great Neck Woman: Police
Computer Scam Steals $20K From Great Neck Woman: Police A duo schemed a Long Island woman out of $20,000 in a computer virus scam, officials reported. On Tuesday, July 11, a Great Neck woman received a notification on her computer saying it had been compromised. The woman, who is 70 years old, called the number provided in the notification, which informed her that she would receive a call from her bank’s fraud department. Police said an unknown man then called her and told her she needed to withdraw $20,000. After she withdrew the money, an unknown woman came to the victim’s house, claiming to be from the bank’s fraud department, and took …
Emmys 2023: Nassau Natives Honored For Work In ‘Succession’, 'Abbott Elementary', More Emmys 2023: Nassau Natives Honored For Work In ‘Succession’, 'Abbott Elementary', More
Emmys 2023: Nassau Natives Honored For Work In ‘Succession’, 'Abbott Elementary', More Several native Long Islanders have been nominated for their performances in the most popular TV shows of the year, including recent Walk of Fame recipient Sheryl Lee Ralph.  Three stars hailing from Nassau County have been nominated by the Television Academy for their work, according to the list released on Wednesday, July 12.  Natasha Lyonne, who spent the first part of her life in Great Neck, was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy for her role of Charlie Cale in Peacock’s “Poker Face.” View this post on Instagram A post s…
Pharmacy Owner From Great Neck Engaged In $26M Health Care Fraud Scheme, Feds Say Pharmacy Owner From Great Neck Engaged In $26M Health Care Fraud Scheme, Feds Say
Pharmacy Owner From Great Neck Engaged In $26M Health Care Fraud Scheme, Feds Say Two pharmacy owners, including one from Long Island, are facing federal charges for their alleged roles in a massive health care fraud scheme, authorities said. Taesung Kim, age 58, of Great Neck and Dacheng Lu, age 44, of Flushing, Queens are each accused of submitting false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday, May 2, in federal court in Brooklyn. The pair owned and operated four pharmacies located in Brooklyn and Queens. According to federal prosecutors, between January 2015 and December 2022 Kim and Lu conspired with others to subm…
Cooking Oil Thefts: Duo Accused After Incidents At 9 Nassau County Restaurants Cooking Oil Thefts: Duo Accused After Incidents At 9 Nassau County Restaurants
Cooking Oil Thefts: Duo Accused After Incidents At 9 Nassau County Restaurants Two men have been accused of stealing cooking oil from nine different Long Island restaurants. Nassau County Police officers responded to a report of a larceny of used cooking oil in progress on Friday, April 7.  Prior to arrival, officers observed a 2006 Isuzu white Box Truck matching the description.   Officers activated their emergency lights and conducted a vehicle and traffic law stop.  Two suspects were then placed under arrest: Melvin Howell, age 55, of Brooklyn; Rodney Lofton, age 49, of Queens. It was determined from an investigation by Nassau Coun…
Man Breaks Into Great Neck Home, Attempts To Steal Appliances: Police Man Breaks Into Great Neck Home, Attempts To Steal Appliances: Police
Man Breaks Into Great Neck Home, Attempts To Steal Appliances: Police A Long Island man has been accused of breaking into a home and attempting to steal appliances. The man, 23-year-old Daniel Rodriguez of Great Neck, was reportedly seen using a tool to break into an abandoned residence on Steamboat Road on Friday, March 24, Nassau County Police said. After a witness called 911, police say officers found Rodriguez inside the house’s kitchen with additional tools, which he intended to use to remove the appliances.  According to police, Rodriguez did not have permission to enter the residence, nor did he have permission to remove any appliances or items.&…
$65M Ponzi Scheme: Former Great Neck Hedge Fund Manager Admits To Lending Fraud $65M Ponzi Scheme: Former Great Neck Hedge Fund Manager Admits To Lending Fraud
$65M Ponzi Scheme: Former Great Neck Hedge Fund Manager Admits To Lending Fraud A former bond trader and hedge fund manager in New York could spend decades in federal prison for defrauding his friends and lending institutions out of over $65 million. Nassau County resident Jeffrey Parket, age 59, of Great Neck, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and bank fraud in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday, Feb. 15. According to the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District, Parket swindled his victims out of millions of dollars between 2016 and December 2021 by lying about his financial condition and pledging fake collateral in order to obtain short-term loans. He claime…
Top-Prize Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold At Store In Great Neck Top-Prize Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold At Store In Great Neck
Top-Prize Winning Take 5 Ticket Sold At Store In Great Neck A winning lottery ticket worth over $18,000 was sold at a convenience store on Long Island. The top-prize winning Take 5 ticket worth $18,759 was purchased at the Exxon station in Great Neck, located at 605 Northern Boulevard, for the Monday, Feb. 13 midday drawing, New York Lottery announced. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website. Take 5 numbers are drawn from a field of one through 39. The drawing is held twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money.
4 Nabbed After Attempted Home Burglary In Great Neck, Police Say 4 Nabbed After Attempted Home Burglary In Great Neck, Police Say
4 Nabbed After Attempted Home Burglary In Great Neck, Police Say Four men are facing charges following an attempted break-in at a home located in an affluent neighborhood on Long Island. The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Great Neck on Oxford Avenue, according to Nassau County Police. Investigators said four men, ranging in age from 19 to 56, tried to break into the home through a rear window, but were unsuccessful. They then fled, but were spotted a short time later by detectives with the agency’s Burglary Pattern Team. All four were arrested without incident. Police identified the suspects, who are each charged with seco…
Great Neck Doctor Sentenced For Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme Great Neck Doctor Sentenced For Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme
Great Neck Doctor Sentenced For Million-Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme A Long Island doctor is heading to federal prison after admitting that he bilked the Medicare system out of more than a million dollars as part of an elaborate fraud scheme. Morris Barnard, age 59, of Great Neck, was sentenced to 2 ½ years behind bars in federal court in Central Islip on Thursday, Jan. 5. It followed his March 2022 guilty plea to healthcare fraud. Earlier Report: New Details: Nassau Doctor Admits To Million-Dollar Medicare Scheme Prosecutors said between October 2015 and February 2020, Barnard, a gastroenterologist practicing in Great Neck, submitted over $3 million i…
Bicyclist Suffers 'Serious' Leg Injuries After Being Struck By Truck In Great Neck, Police Say Bicyclist Suffers 'Serious' Leg Injuries After Being Struck By Truck In Great Neck, Police Say
Bicyclist Suffers 'Serious' Leg Injuries After Being Struck By Truck In Great Neck, Police Say A bicyclist is recovering from serious injuries after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Long Island, authorities said. Emergency crews were called at around 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, with reports of a serious crash involving a bicycle in Great Neck, Nassau County Police said. A preliminary investigation revealed that the 28-year-old male bicyclist was traveling southbound on Great Neck Road when he was struck by a 2008 Kenworth tractor-trailer being driven by a 53-year-old man. At the time of the impact, the truck was turning into a driveway of the H-Mart shopping center, located near …
Officers Injured Responding To Domestic Disturbance Call In Great Neck, Police Say Officers Injured Responding To Domestic Disturbance Call In Great Neck, Police Say
Officers Injured Responding To Domestic Disturbance Call In Great Neck, Police Say A Long Island man is facing charges after he allegedly injured police officers responding to a disturbance call at his home, authorities said. Nassau County Police were called at around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, with reports of a domestic disturbance at an apartment building in Great Neck, located on Middle Neck Road. When officers arrived, they separated the parties involved, including 53-year-old Hal Lyman. That’s when Lyman became combative and refused to follow the officers’ commands, police said. A struggle ensued before officers were able to subdue the man and place him under arres…
Trio At Large After Breaking Into Great Neck Home While Residents Were Sleeping, Police Say Trio At Large After Breaking Into Great Neck Home While Residents Were Sleeping, Police Say
Trio At Large After Breaking Into Great Neck Home While Residents Were Sleeping, Police Say Three suspects are on the run after allegedly burglarizing a home on Long Island while the residents were sleeping. The burglary took place in Great Neck around 3:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 on West End Drive. According to Nassau County Police Department detectives, a 42-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were sleeping in their West End Drive home and were woken up after another 69-year-old male resident sleeping heard a noise and spotted three unknown men run out of the house using the rear entrance.  An investigation determined that one suspect entered the residence …
Missing Great Neck Man Found Safe Missing Great Neck Man Found Safe
Missing Great Neck Man Found Safe Update: Police on Long Island announced a missing man who hadn't been seen in a day has been found safe. Louis Alibutod, age 75, of Great Neck was reported missing in Great Neck on Sunday, Aug. 14. According to Nassau County detectives, Alibutod was last seen leaving Leonard’s of Great Neck located at 555 Northern Blvd., on Sunday. Police announced on Monday, Aug. 15, that Alibutod was found safe. Original report: Police have issued a missing person alert for a missing Long Island who hadn't been seen in a day. Louis Alibutod, age 75, of Great Neck was reported missing in Great Ne…
Long Island Man Charged With Burglary For Threatening Former Co-Workers, Police Say Long Island Man Charged With Burglary For Threatening Former Co-Workers, Police Say
Long Island Man Charged With Burglary For Threatening Former Co-Workers, Police Say A Long Island man was arrested and charged with burglary and menacing after allegedly returning to a former employer and threatening employees with a knife. The incident took place in Great Neck on Monday, Aug. 1, in the Great Neck Plaza. According to detectives, Frank Prestia, age 26, of Little Neck, a former employee of a pizzeria in the Great Neck Plaza area, arrived at the restaurant and began threatening other employees with a knife while demanding money.  The manager was able to detain Prestia until the police arrived, police said.  Prestia was arrested and …
Non-Fatal THC Overdose Cases Lead To Arrest Of 22-Year-Old At Great Neck Shop Non-Fatal THC Overdose Cases Lead To Arrest Of 22-Year-Old At Great Neck Shop
Non-Fatal THC Overdose Cases Lead To Arrest Of 22-Year-Old At Great Neck Shop A pair of non-fatal THC overdoses led to the arrest of a man at a Long Island business. According to Nassau County Police Narcotics/Vice Squad detectives, an investigation into two non-fatal overdoses of two juveniles ages 12 and 13 years of age led to the discovery of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) being sold at the Exotic Smoke Shop in Great Neck, located at 8 Station Plaza South.  Subsequent to the investigation, Rashid Ali, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested without incident early Friday evening, May 27. Ali has been charged with: Two counts of endangering the welfare of a child,  …
Man Dies From Injuries After Crash On Busy Levittown Roadway Man Dies From Injuries After Crash On Busy Levittown Roadway
Man Dies From Injuries After Crash On Busy Levittown Roadway A man has died days after a crash on a busy Long Island roadway. The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 2 in Levittown. That's when a 76-year-old man was struck on Hempstead Turnpike at Emerson Avenue by a 2022 Hyundai driven by a 82-year-old woman, Nassau County Police said. The driver remained at the scene, according to police. As a result of the collision, the pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  On Thursday evening, May 5, police announced that the man, now identified as Michael Tucker, of Great…
MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In NY MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In NY
MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In NY A delivery-only burger chain created by a YouTuber with millions of subscribers is catching on in New York. MrBeast Burger was created by Jimmy Donaldson, who has more than 94 million subscribers on his MrBeast YouTube channel, in partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts. The business operates out of other restaurants' kitchens, and its burgers are available to order through food delivery apps. The menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, and Impossible burgers.  The locations have expanded across the United States, including an expanding number of locations in New York. According…
Roslyn Doctor Charged For $1.3 Million Fraud Scheme Roslyn Doctor Charged For $1.3 Million Fraud Scheme
Roslyn Doctor Charged For $1.3 Million Fraud Scheme A New York doctor is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of over $1.3 million. Federal prosecutors allege that Dr. Perry Frankel, age 64, of Roslyn, in Nassau County, submitted false billing claims to Medicare and Medicaid for office visits that were never performed for patients who received COVID-19 tests. The tests were done at mobile sites across Long Island through Frankel’s cardiology clinic, Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics PLLC, located in Great Neck. Frankel was not even in New York when some of the alleged office visits occurred, prosecutors said. “As alleged, exploiti…
Woman Arrested For Fatal Stabbing Of Great Neck Attorney Woman Arrested For Fatal Stabbing Of Great Neck Attorney
Woman Arrested For Fatal Stabbing Of Great Neck Attorney A woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing an attorney from Long Island to death in his New York City office after he reportedly refused to take her case. Zhang, Xiaoning, age 25, of Queens, was arrested on Monday, March 14, for stabbing and killing Nassau County resident Jim Li, age 66, of Great Neck, said the NYPD.  Li, a prominent Chinese dissident who took part in the Tiananmen Square movement, turned immigration lawyer, was found stabbed around 11:44 a.m., when police responded to a 911 call of an assault in progress inside of 136-56 39 Ave., said the NYPD. Upon arriv…
New Details: Nassau Doctor Admits To Million-Dollar Medicare Scheme New Details: Nassau Doctor Admits To Million-Dollar Medicare Scheme
New Details: Nassau Doctor Admits To Million-Dollar Medicare Scheme A doctor on Long Island admitted to scheming to bilk Medicare out of more than a million dollars as part of an elaborate fraud scheme, federal authorities announced. Morris Barnard, age 58, of Great Neck, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 7 to health care fraud in connection with the scam to bill Medicare for medical procedures that were never actually performed. US Attorney Breon Peace said that beginning in October 2015 through February 2020, Barnard submitted more than $3 million in billings to Medicare for colonoscopy and gastroenterological procedures that were never done.  Earli…
Doctor From Great Neck Admits To Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme Doctor From Great Neck Admits To Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme
Doctor From Great Neck Admits To Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme A Long Island doctor has admitted to sending Medicare bills for millions of dollars for procedures that were never performed. Morris Barnard, age 58, of Great Neck, pleaded guilty on Monday, March 7, to health care fraud, according to Breon Peace, United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “With today’s guilty plea, Dr. Barnard admits to committing a multi-million dollar fraud on the Medicare program by billing for procedures he did not perform,” Peace said. “By claiming to render services to disabled and other vulnerable patients, Dr. Barnard not only pocketed taxp…
Stolen-Car Suspect Nabbed After Woman Flees From Vehicle Outside Nassau County Starbucks Stolen-Car Suspect Nabbed After Woman Flees From Vehicle Outside Nassau County Starbucks
Stolen-Car Suspect Nabbed After Woman Flees From Vehicle Outside Nassau County Starbucks A suspect was apprehended after police say he entered a car in which a woman was inside and then stole it when she fled to a Long Island Starbucks to call 9-1-1. A 60-year-old woman was sitting in her 2022 Audi sedan in the parking lot of Starbucks, located in Great Neck at 55 Northern Boulevard when a male subject opened her rear car door and sat down just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, Nassau County Police said.  Not knowing the subject and in fear, the woman exited her vehicle and ran inside Starbucks to call 911, said police.  The man then climbed into the driver’s seat an…
Pedestrians Killed In Crash ID'd As Nassau County Residents Pedestrians Killed In Crash ID'd As Nassau County Residents
Pedestrians Killed In Crash ID'd As Nassau County Residents Two pedestrians struck and killed by an SUV in New Jersey before dawn have been identified as Long Island residents. A Honda SUV was traveling in the eastbound lanes when it struck Richard Dennelly, age 73, and Maria Schellberg, age 55, both of Great Neck, near milepost 1.8 in Knowlton Township in northwestern New Jersey just after 3 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, NJSP Sgts. Philip Curry and Alejandro Goez told Daily Voice. Both victims were killed in the crash, Curry said. Meanwhile, the eastbound lanes were closed for about three hours, causing heavy traffic congestion. Crash investigation o…