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Three Men Arrested for Coinstar Receipt Scam

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Crimes Against Property Squad detectives along with Bureau of Special Operations officers report the details of three arrests for criminal possession of forged devices and instruments which occurred in Massapequa on Wednesday, 09/17/14 at 4:35 ...

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Massapequa, NY - September 18th, 2014 - Crimes Against Property Squad detectives along with Bureau of Special Operations officers report the details of three arrests for criminal possession of forged devices and instruments which occurred in Massapequa on Wednesday, 09/17/14 at 4:35 P.M.

According to detectives, Donavon Greene, 27, of Francis Blvd, Springfield Gardens; Cranston Guy, 41, of Dutch Broadway, Elmont; and Alberto Parkins, 27, of Loring Ave., Brooklyn, entered Pathmark Supermarket located at 941 Carmans Ave., presented a fraudulent Coin Star receipt to the cashier and received $79.24 in cash in return.  At the time of their arrest, the defendants were additionally found to be in possession of two re-encoded credit cards, Coin Star receipts, a computer flash drive and a printer with genuine paper from Coin Star.

All three defendants are being charged with Criminal Possession Forgery Devices and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree.  Parkins is additionally charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree. The defendants will be arraigned on Thursday, 09/18/14 in First District Court, Hempstead.