Rockville Centre, NY - December 19th, 2013 - The Crimes Against Property Squad reports two arrests for Grand Larceny which occurred on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 8:50 A.M. in Rockville Centre.
According to detectives, beginning in October 2013, Michael Richards, 29, of 904 Albany Avenue Apt.5, Brooklyn and Shalane Haynes-Grant, 22, of 1764 Bedford Avenue Apt. 35, Brooklyn entered the Rite-Aid located at 168 N. Village Avenue on several occasions with various fraudulent credit cards re-encoded with fraudulent bank account numbers and purchased numerous gift cards and merchandise causing a loss of over $60,000. At the time of their arrest Richards was in possession of at least 16 fraudulent cards and Haynes-Grant in possession of at least 11 cards. They were arrested at Rite-Aid without incident.
They are charged with Grand Larceny 2nd degree and 11 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree. Richards is being charged with an additional 5 counts of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree. They will be arraigned on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at First District Court in Hempstead.