TODAY'S PAPER
51° Good Afternoon
51° Good Afternoon
Long Island

LI CRIME BRIEFS

CUTCHOGUE / Motorist fatally struck near his disabled vehicle

An East Marion man was struck and killed by a passing car as he stood with his disabled vehicle on Route 48 in Cutchogue, Southold Town police said.

Richard E. Beaman, 82, who also lived in New York City, according to police, was "outside of his disabled vehicle when he was struck" about 5:10 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said the driver of the other vehicle was Paul Surozenski, 28, of Southold.

Surozenski's car was impounded for a safety inspection but no charges were being filed at this time, police said in a news release.

-- GARY DYMSKI

LYNBROOK / Man charged in $11,000 loan modification scam

A Brooklyn man has been arrested in a deal that Nassau police called an $11,000 loan-modification scam against a Lynbrook woman.

Nassau's Crimes Against Property Squad arrested Ryan Visda, 30, of 2629 E. 23 Rd., Sheepshead Bay, on Friday on a felony charge of grand larceny, police said Monday.

Police said Visda operated National Recovery Processing from his home as a loan company and in late August had the woman, 51, sign documents for a loan modification program. Visda did not file the papers with the bank, police said, and then deposited mortgage checks from the victim into his personal business account.

Police said anyone who thinks they might be a victim of National Recovery Processing should contact the Crimes Against Property Squad.

Visda also is charged with grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument and falsifying business records, all felonies. He was scheduled to appear Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

-- GARY DYMSKI

NASSAU COUNTY / Police warn consumers as 2 arrested in ATM scams

Nassau police arrested two men who they said stole over $17,000 from various ATM customers by placing debit- and credit-card skimming devices on automated teller machines owned by Citibank in various locations in Nassau County.

Stefanita T. Macau, 27 and Teodora A. Paslan, 32, both of whom had unknown addresses, were arrested in Hicksville Monday and charged with grand larceny, police said, adding that the scam included using the information derived from the cards to remove money from the victims' bank accounts.

The arrests came as part of a joint operation with Citibank, the Crimes Against Property Squad, the Eighth Squad detectives and the Garden City police.

The suspects were being held overnight in a police lockup and they are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on third-degree grand larceny and criminal possession of forgery devices in First District Court in Hempstead Tuesday.

Meanwhile, police removed a skimming device from a Carle Place bank Sunday after an off-duty Nassau County police detective spotted it on an ATM, police said in a news release Monday.

The detective made the discovery at the Capital One Bank, 225 Glen Cove Rd., at 2:48 p.m., police said.

Anyone who has used the ATM is advised to contact his or her bank. If you have information to share on this crime, call Nassau County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-244-8477.

Skimming devices are designed to read and capture account information from users' ATM cards. Learn more about skimming devices from the Federal Bureau of Investigation at fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/july/atm_071411.

-- ZACHARY R. DOWDY AND PATRICIA KITCHEN

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

Latest Long Island News