Cops: Stolen credit card used to purchase $9K in auto parts

07/05/2012 9:00 AM |

An unknown person purchased nearly $9,000 of auto parts from a local car dealership with a stolen credit card, according to a town police report.

A manager at a Route 58 car dealership said the person ordered thousands of dollars’ worth of parts, totaling $8,918.51, and had them delivered to an unknown location using FedEx, police said.

The dealership did not keep records of where the items were shipped to, but rejected the last suspicious order, police said.

Other dealerships were also targeted, the police report states.

Detectives are still investigating the incident.

• Thomas Fining, 18, was arrested June 27 and charged with second-degree aggravated harassment, according to a Riverhead police report. He was processed and held for arraignment, police said. No details were available.

• Trevor Hardin, 23, was arrested June 27 and charged with obstruction of government administration, resisting arrest, and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to a town police report. Mr. Hardin was taken to police headquarters, processed and arraigned. No details were available.

• Philip Orlando, 45, of Pelham, N.Y., was arrested early Saturday and charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly pushed a woman hard into kitchen cabinets, cutting her head and hand, Riverhead police said. Police were called to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where they interviewed the victim, according to a report. Mr. Orlando told investigating officers at his home that he and the woman were “playing around” and said he didn’t mean to hurt the woman. He was taken to headquarters, processed and released.

• A Shoreham woman was arrested June 28 on drunken-driving charges in Ridge, Suffolk police said. Louise Sigismondi, 35, was driving a 2008 Volvo at about 2 a.m. when she failed to drive within a lane while traveling along William Floyd Parkway, officials said. Ms. Sigismondi was charged with DWAI, police said.
Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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