A Hempstead man charged with stealing a bag of assorted merchandise worth more than $1,200 from a CVS in Rockville Centre pleaded not guilty to the charges during a Sunday arraignment hearing, according to court records.
Jeffrey A. Greene, 54, of Oakland Street, was arrested on Saturday shortly before 4:30 p.m. after being seen by store security personnel trying to leave the CVS at 155 Sunrise Hwy. with the bag, Nassau police said.
Rockville Centre police arrived and placed Greene under arrest without incident, police said, and an investigation revealed that since September 2015, Greene committed four other larcenies from CVS stores in Freeport and Rockville Centre. In all, more than $6,000 in merchandise was stolen, police said.
He was charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and petit larceny charges, police said.
Greene appeared in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday, and was appointed an attorney from the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, and bail was set at $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash. He is scheduled for a follow-up court hearing on Wednesday according to court records.