Friday, July 3, 2015

Big drug & fraud bust in southeastern Queens

From the Queens Courier:

Authorities charged 17 people connected to a major credit and debit card fraud ring based in Queens following a year-long investigation, prosecutors announced on Thursday.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, the suspects used the stolen credit and debit card account information to make purchases at department stores and other establishments in New York City, Long Island and Rockland County between December 2014 and May 2015. Police allege that several of the suspects were active gang members.

During its investigation and ensuring court-authorized searches, police reportedly recovered card readers, embossers and other equipment used for credit and debit card forgery along with more than $11,000 in cash, three vehicles, a loaded .40-caliber Glock firearm, 41 marijuana plants, two 5-gallon containers full of marijuana and high-intensity lights known to be used for growing pot indoors.

Some of the establishments targeted by the ring include Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s stores in Flushing, Douglaston and the Queens Center mall, W&H Liquors in Hollis, Target stores in Nanuet and Long Island, a Pathmark supermarket in New Hyde Park, and Waldbaums supermarket in College Point.


Anonymous said...

I read about this in the NY Post as well. I think it is just a copy of the same story.

Is there some reason they won't list the location of the pot farm?

Is there some reason they won't give the names or a description of the perp's?

So sad what passes for 'reporting'.

Queens Crapper said...

If you click the link, the names are reported.

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Anonymous said...

Are the gang members "bros"?

Anonymous said...

O.k DA Brown. How about going after the numerous bogus medical vans that drive hundreds of "patients" everyday to fraudster doctors who are defrauding Medicaid by millions of dollars annually. It's as plain as day what is going on here.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Maspeth Maryjane factory and the Westchester mama who ran it?