Garden City pharmacist charged in Atlantic City car theft
A Garden City pharmacist, already facing charges of driving his Porsche drunk through Southampton last month and causing a three-car crash, is back behind bars after he allegedly stole a sports car from an Atlantic City dealership Friday morning and drove it while intoxicated through New Jersey, Port Authority police said.
Simon Dolmaian, 42, of Hampton Road, was pulled over for reckless driving at 7:30 p.m. Friday as he drove the stolen 2013 Corvette convertible, with a sticker price of $71,000, near the New Jersey entrance of the Holland Tunnel, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said.
Dolmaian, who police said was drunk, had more than $40,000 in cash and a bottle of unlabeled prescription pills, Pentangelo said.
Records show Dolmaian is president of Amazon Pharmacy and the supervising pharmacist at Cricor Holdings, both in Sunnyside, Queens.
Dolmaian visited an Atlantic City car dealership Friday morning and expressed interest in the Corvette, Pentangelo said. When an employee showed it to him, Dolmaian drove off, Pentangelo said.
Dolmaian was being held at the Hudson County Jail in Kearney, N.J., facing charges of theft, receiving stolen property, DWI and reckless driving.
Last month, Dolmaian was charged with DWI and reckless driving after his red 2013 Porsche convertible struck a green Saturn, which then hit a blue Volkswagen, on North Sea Road in Southampton.