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Grand Larceny Is Charged

Thu, 03/07/2024 - 11:34

A 28-year-old Amagansett woman was arrested Friday afternoon on felony charges of larceny, stemming from a Feb. 15 incident at the M&T Bank branch on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village.

Village police say that Samantha Cardenas admitted to taking $4,000 in cash from another person’s purse that day, leading to a third-degree grand larceny charge. Separately, according to another report, she was also charged that day with fourth-degree grand larceny, another felony, after admitting to stealing two credit cards at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter in October, and later charging more than $1,600 on them.

She was held overnight on Friday for a morning arraignment in Justice Court, where East Hampton Town Justice David Filer released her on her own recognizance. Ms. Cardenas, who is due back in court on April 3, had no attorney on file as of press time.

East Hampton Town police also made a felony arrest recently, charging Oliver D. Hoffman of East Hampton with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Feb. 24. The arrest took place shortly after 1 a.m. in Amagansett, at a Main Street business. Police said Mr. Hoffman had a plastic bag containing at least 500 milligrams of a white powdery substance, which later field-tested positive for cocaine, in a back pants pocket. The circumstances of his encounter with the officers were not clear.

Later that morning, Justice Steven Tekulsky released Mr. Hoffman on his own recognizance to await a March 28 court date.

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