The Major Case Bureau reports two arrests for Grand Larceny on Wednesday, September 22, 2015 at 5:40 P.M. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, Frederick D. Harris Jr, 22, of 726 Brook Court, Baldwin and Steve D. Kerr, 21, of 140-40 184th Street, Springfield Gardens, while employed as cashiers at The Home Depot, located at 172 Fulton Avenue conducted numerous fraudulent credit card transactions using stolen credit card information. Along with several unidentified individuals they purchased various Home Depot gift cards and Visa gift cards in various dollar amounts causing Home Depot to suffer more than $200,000 in losses. These transactions occurred between June 21, 2015 and August 17, 2015. After an investigation the defendants were arrested without incident by Hempstead Police Officers on Wednesday, September 22, 2015 at The Home Depot.
The men are charged with Grand Larceny 3rd degree. Additionally Harris is charged with Defraud 1st degree. They will be arraigned on Thursday, September 23, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.