Robert Urena, 35, and Carlos Almonte, 29, took out fraudulent loans to finance the purchases, cops say.
NCPD reports the arrests of (left) Robert Urena, 35, and (right) Carlos Almonte, 29, both of Bronx, NY.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
Nassau County, NY - May 5, 2017 - Major Case Bureau detectives from the Crimes Against Property Squad report the arrests of two Bronx men for incidents that occurred in Nassau County.
According to detectives, Robert Urena, 35, on three separate occasions, produced a fraudulent license as well as a fraudulent credit card to obtain and attempt to obtain loans to purchase motorcycles from three different motorcycle dealerships.
On March 27, 2017, while at Island Power Sports, 4116 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa, Urena successfully obtained a loan using fraudulent documents and took possession of 2017 Yamaha ATV, valued at $9,299.00 and a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle valued at $2,299.00.
On May 1, 2017, while at Long Island Kawasaki-Yamaha, 67 N. Broadway, Hicksville, Urena successfully obtained a loan using fraudulent documents and took possession of a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle valued at $8,699.00.
On May 3, 2017, while at Champion Honda, 544 W. Old Country Road, Urena attempted to use fraudulent documents, which came into question by the dealer and his attempt to obtain a loan was denied. Urena left the dealership and the police were contacted.
A short time later Urena and Carlos Almonte, 29, were stopped while Almonte was operating a 2010 Toyota 4-Runner while towing a U-Haul trailer.
Both men were placed under arrest without further incident. A subsequent investigation disclosed that Almonte, on the May 1st incident drove Urena to the dealership and assisted in placing the motorcycle into a U-Haul trailer.
Urena is charged with two (2) counts of Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, six (6) counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree.
Almonte is charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree and Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. Both men will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 5/4/2017.
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