The Third Squad reports the arrests of three (3) individuals for Grand Larceny that occurred on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm in North New Hyde Park.
According to detectives,Third Precinct Officers responded to Sears – 1400 Union Turnpike for a larceny that occurred. Defendants’ Christine Fernando, 28, of 8651 Midland Parkway, Queens, Bryan Sumira, 38, of 9024 221st Place, Queens Village and Tenzin Salen, 28, of 104 Second Avenue, Bay Shore approached the cashier and tried to purchase several men’s wallets, gift cards and assorted jewelry worth over $4,000 with a Sears Master card. Defendant Fernando stated to the cashier that she did not physically have the card, but she was an authorized signer and knew the social security number, date of birth and home address of the owner of the card. The manager became suspicious and called the actual owner (a 61 year old male victim) at his home. The victim stated he did not authorize anyone to use his credit card. Defendants Fernando and Sumira were placed under arrest at the scene. Defendant Salen exited the store prior to police arrival, but was later apprehended outside on the east side of the store and was placed under arrest without incident.
Subsequent to the arrests,defendant Fernando was found to have an amount of what appeared to be crystal meth and written on a sheet of paper; 6 names including the above victim with matching social security numbers. Defendant Sumira was found to have a switchblade knife in his possession.
Defendant Fernando is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree, Identity Theft 1st Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. Defendant Sumira is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree. Defendant Salen is being charged with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree and False Personation. They will be arraigned on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Rosario/3rdSqd. 01/13/18/0900/7945