Friday, 27 December 2013 11:12
Man Arrested For Syosset, Jericho Fraud
A Kings Point man was arrested on Dec. 16 for allegedly collecting a check that wasn’t his, forging the signature and then depositing it into his own bank account.
Police say 56-year-old Jerry Hauser deposited the $1,940 check in Freeport on Sept. 26. During the investigation, police say they discovered Hauser engaged in an ongoing scheme to rent houses in Jericho, Syosset and Kings Point and not pay rent.
Hauser gave landlords numerous checks that would later bounce, according to police, and owes more than $50,000 in back rent.
He was arrested at his home and charged with multiple counts of grand larceny.
Heroin Arrest In Woodbury
A man was arrested in Woodbury on Dec. 19 at the FJC Security booth at the Eagle Chase and Sunnyside Boulevard Extension for heroin possession.
Police say 28-year-old Manuel Melendez of Wyandanch, a former FJC employee was found with several small bags of heroin and $3,000 in cash.
Melendez is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.