The nine vehicles had been stolen from locations in Nassau County and New York City, police said, and Robinson had filled out and signed state paperwork last October and November listing himself as the owner.
Robinson was arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead on multiple charges of grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, and criminal possession of stolen property.
Bail was set at $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash for each of the 12 charges for a total of $60,000 bond or $30,000 cash, the district attorney's office said. His next court date is May 28.
Police declined to comment beyond the information in the statement.