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HOLBROOK/Man charged with $1.1M mortgage fraud

A Holbrook man already on federal probation for mortgage fraud in New Jersey has been arrested and charged with defrauding two Long Island mortgage companies and another in Denver out of $1.1 million, police said.

Delroy Anderson, 43, of Broadway Avenue, was charged with seven counts of second-degree mortgage fraud after his Wednesday arrest.

Suffolk County police said Anderson had identified himself as an officer of Sedburg Holding Corp., a Farmingdale real estate investment company, to obtain mortgages on five houses in Gordon Heights, as well as a building in Mount Vernon, filing false documents. Police said Anderson then stopped making mortgage payments, leading to the loss.

The arrest followed what police said was a 16-month investigation by Identity Theft Unit detectives and was made when Anderson arrived at Federal Court Plaza in Central Islip for a meeting with his probation officer.

Under terms of that probation, stemming from an agreement dating to May 17, 2001, police said Anderson was prohibited from participating in the mortgage industry.

He was scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip.

- JOHN VALENTI


BETHPAGE/Ticketed driver arrested after running over cop

A driver was arrested after he ran over the foot of a Nassau County police officer who had just issued him a traffic ticket, police said.

After injuring the officer in Bethpage on Wednesday, Nicholas Tsarkalis, 41, of East Setauket, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault, police said in a news release yesterday.

The officer was treated at a nearby hospital and released.

- KRISTEN CALVANO

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