LONG ISLAND, NY – A Bohemia woman was arrested yesterday after police clain that she that stole money from collection boxes at a Sayville church last month.
At the end of May, church officials noticed money had been stolen from collection boxes at St. Lawrence the Martyr, located at 240 West Main St. They installed surveillance cameras that captured video of a suspicious female entering and exiting numerous times. On May 29, church officials notified police that the thefts appeared to have occurred during a six day period, between May 22 and May 28.
Jennie Lecker, 36, of Bohemia, was arrested yesterday, charged with burglary and attempted petit larceny in connection with the theft of money from church collection boxes in Sayville last month. Photo SCPD
At approximately 4:15 p.m. this afternoon, Fifth Precinct police officer Lonny Krimsky was at the church following up on the investigation when he observed the suspect from the video walking into the church. Officer Krimsky placed the suspect, Jennie Lecker, 36, under arrest when she exited the church.
Members of the Sayville community are very upset with her actions.
Fifth Squad detectives charged Lecker, of Nemeth St., Bohemia, with four counts of Burglary 3rd Degree and Attempted Petit Larceny. She will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Disclaimer: News articles on this site may contain opinions of the author, and if opinion, may not necessarily reflect the views of the site itself or the views of the owners of NewsLI.com, Long Island Media Inc., or Long Island Exchange®. For more information on our editorial policies please view our terms of service.