Forgery Arrest

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Eskarlin Pena
Eskarlin Pena

 

The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of two women for Possession of a Forged Instrument on Saturday, July 30, at 8:45 P.M. in East Garden City.

Marywil Gomez
Marywil Gomez

According to Crimes Against Property detectives, Third Precinct officers were notified by Roosevelt Field security of two female Hispanics passing counterfeit bills.  Eighteen-year-old Eskarlin Pena, and 16-year-old Marywil Gomez the Bronx entered Vera Bradley located at 630 Old Country Rd. and made purchases using counterfeit $100 dollar bills. Third Precinct officers located the defendants and placed them under arrest without incident. Pena was found to be in possession of three additional $100 dollar counterfeit bills and Gomez was in possession of four additional $100 dollar counterfeit bills. No injuries were reported.

Pena is charged with five counts of first-degree possession of a forged instrument and Gomez is charged with six counts of first-degree possession of a forged instrument.  They will be arraigned on Sunday, July 31 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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