Weather Alert  

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 16 inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Southwest Suffolk and Northwest Suffolk Counties. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Blizzard conditions are expected Saturday morning into early Saturday afternoon. White out conditions are likely at times.

Hempstead Man Arrested for Stealing Over A Dozen Personal Checks

LongIsland.com

The Crime Against Property Squad reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny that occurred between February 6, 2014 and February 26, 2014.

Print Email

Hempstead, NY - February 28th, 2014 - The Crime Against Property Squad reports the details of an arrest for Grand Larceny that occurred between February 6, 2014 and February 26, 2014.

According to detectives, Donte Fearington, 21, of 66 Spencer Place, Hempstead was employed by AAA 1415 Kellum Place, Garden City.  While working in the mailroom, the defendant did steal approximately thirteen (13) personal checks from the mail received from customers of AAA.  The defendant would use acetone liquid to wash the ink off of each check.  This process is known as check “washing”. The areas of the checks that were washed away included the dollar amount and the payee name.  The defendant would then replace the payee name with his own name and include a higher dollar amount.  Fearington would then deposit the checks into his personal checking account totaling a loss of approximately $6800.00.

Donte Fearington was arrested on February 27, 2014 at his home without incident. He is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on February 28, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.