SOMERS, N.Y. - Two men are facing attempted felony grand larceny charges, with more charges pending, after charging $50,000 worth of computer equipment to a Somers resident's credit card, New York State Police say.
Almanzor Dejesus-Castor, 31, of the Bronx, and Paul Abreu-Grullon, 38, of Reading, Pa., were charged with felony attempted grand larceny Thursday after New York State Police say they set up a sting at the Somers Post Office.
The pair had been ordering computer equipment from various computer companies and arranging for pick up at major shipping hubs. Police arranged a "controlled pick up" from the Somers Post Office with U.S. Postal Inspectors Office.
When the pair arrived, Dejesus-Castro was allowed to pick up one of 40 packages he allegedly was scheduled to receive, and police immediately arrested him outside the post office. Abreu-Grullon witnessed the arrest and attempted to flee the scene, but was arrested on Route 202 a short distance away, police said.
Police said others throughout the state have had charges made against their cards, and additional charges are pending. The pair were arraigned in Somers Town Court and sent to Westchester County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each.
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