The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of two Hauppauge men on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm in Syosset.
According to Crimes Against Property detectives, Matthew Gatien, 41, of 3 Gianna Court purchased two Mercedes-Benz vehicles on May 13, 2016 from Rallye Motors located at 1600 Northern Boulevard, Roslyn. On May 14, 2016, Gatien cancelled the cashier checks causing a loss of over 175,000 dollars to Rallye Motors. Gatien and John Crane, 54, of 54 Clifford Boulevard contacted a car wholesaler and made arrangements to sell both vehicles. When Gatien and Crane went to deliver the vehicles on Robbins Lane in Syosset they were placed under arrest without incident. Both vehicles were recovered.
Gatien is charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 2nd Degree and both men are charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property. They will be arraigned on Friday, May 20, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.