Two men from the Bronx were charged with multiple counts Wednesday in connection to the fraudulent purchases of more than $20,000 worth of motorcycles and an ATV from dealerships in Nassau County, police say.
According to authorities, Robert Urena, 35, first entered Island Power Sports, located at 4116 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa, and obtained a loan using a bogus license and credit cards on Monday, March 27. Urena took possession of a 2017 Yamaha ATV, valued at $9,299, and a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle, valued at $2,299, police say.
On Monday, May 1, Urena entered Long Island Kawasaki-Yamaha, located at 67 N. Broadway in Hicksville, and successfully obtained a loan using fraudulent documents, police say. He took home a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle, valued at $8,699.00, police say. Carlos Almonte, 29, of the Bronx, allegedly assisted Urena by driving him to the dealership and helped to place the motorcycle into a U-Haul trailer.
On Wednesday, May 3, Urena entered Champion Honda, located at 544 W. Old Country Road in Hicksville, and tried to use fraudulent document to obtain a loan, but he was denied by the dealer, police say.
Urena left the dealership and the police were contacted. A short time later, Urena and Almonte were stopped while Almonte was driving a 2010 Toyota 4-Runner that was towing a U-Haul trailer, police say.
Both men were placed under arrest. Urena was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny, six counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and third-degree attempted grand larceny.
Almonte was charged with third-degree grand larceny and third-degree attempted grand larceny.
Both men were arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. Check back for further updates to this story.