(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced the indictments of CARLOS ULLOA, SANDRA PALOMINO aka SANDRA HINDS, HENRY DELGADO and SANDRA CRUZ, along with several corporate entities, for allegedly engaging in an organized retail theft crime ring operating out of Carlos Ulloa’s pawn shop, “EZ Cash Pawn and Jewelry.” Subsequent to these individuals’ arrests in August 2022, an additional four defendants have also been arrested, charged and indicted for their alleged connection to these crimes: JOHN PARRY, DENISSE ROBLES, SAMY LINARES-RAMIREZ, and BLANCA PATRICIA MENJIVAR ACEVEDO.
“During the course of our investigation we were able to identify additional associates involved in this massive stolen property fencing operation, and learned that their scheme originated in early May 2020, demonstrating these individuals had financially benefitted from stealing other people’s property for an extended period of time,” said District Attorney Tierney. “Investigations of organized retail theft has been a number one priority for my administration since I took office. This extensive investigation allowed us to charge all the persons associated with EZ Pawn’s massive stolen property fencing operation. The prosecution of these defendants will not stop our efforts. In Suffolk County you cannot steal other people’s property. We are using every law enforcement tool at our disposal to see that these types of criminals are prosecuted.”
ULLOA, 50, of Patchogue the owner and operator of EZ Cash Pawn and Jewelry and renter of a warehouse in East Patchogue where numerous allegedly stolen items were recovered was indicted on the following charges:
ULLOA was arraigned on the indictment on October 28, 2022 before the Honorable John B. Collins who ordered his bail set at $1 million cash, $2 million bond or $10 million partially secured bond.
ULLOA was also charged under separate indictment after search warrants were executed on August 6, 2022 at the pawn shop, the warehouse and his residence resulted in the seizure of more stolen merchandise as well a stolen handgun and illegal high capacity magazines. He is charged on the separate indictment with:
In addition, the following corporations who list ULLOA as their owner have been indicted for the following charges:
ULLOA COMMERCIAL LLC.
ULLOA GLOBAL LLC.
ULLOA and his corporations are being represented by David Besso, Esq. He is due back in court on December 20, 2022.
DELGADO, 41, of Patchogue, who allegedly laundered the proceeds of the sale of the stolen merchandise in furtherance of the criminal enterprise was indicted on the following charges:
In addition, NATIONAL GLOBAL SALES, INC., lists DELGADO as its owner and has been indicted for the following charges:
DELGADO and his corporation were also arraigned on October 28, 2022 before the Honorable John B. Collins. Bail was set in the amount of $1.5 million cash, $1.5 million bond or $10 Million partially secured bond. The defendant is represented by William Keahon, Esq. His next court date is December 20, 2022.
CRUZ, 23, of Patchogue, an associate of Ulloa who managed the warehouse and its employees and allegedly utilized the warehouse to sell stolen goods for Ulloa through online websites, was indicted on the following charges:
CRUZ was arraigned on November 15, 2022 before the Honorable John B. Collins who ordered the defendant to be monitored via supervised release with conditions including GPS monitoring.
CRUZ was ordered to remain in Suffolk County and has a 5:00 p.m. curfew. CRUZ is represented by Daniel Sullivan, Esq. Her next court date is December 20, 2022.
PALOMINO (HINDS), 45, of Brentwood, the manager of EZ Pawn and its employees was indicted on the following charges:
PALOMINO (HINDS) was arraigned on November 16, 2022 before the Honorable John B. Collins who ordered the defendant be monitored via supervised release with conditions including GPS monitoring. PALOMINO (HINDS) was also ordered to be placed on a 5:00 p.m. curfew as well as remain in Suffolk County. The defendant is being represented by George Duncan, Esq.
The additional defendants indicted as a result of the investigation are:
JOHN PARRY, JR., 52, of Bay Shore, an alleged “booster” for the EZ Pawn operation was arraigned on an indictment on November 3, 2022 on the following charges:
The Honorable Richard Ambro ordered that the defendant be monitored via supervised release with narcotic restrictions. PARRY is represented by Jason Bassett, Esq. His next court date is December 7, 2022.
DENISSE ROBLES, 33, of Patchogue, wife of CARLOS ULLOA, was arraigned on an indictment on November 15, 2022 on the following charges:
The Honorable John B. Collins ordered ROBLES released on her own recognizance. She is being represented by Luigi Belcastro, Esq. Her next court date is January 4, 2023.
SAMY LINARES RAMIREZ, 36, along with his wife BLANCA PATRICIA MENJIVAR ACEVEDO, 28, both of Amityville, are alleged they provided stolen high end merchandise to be fenced by ULLOA, et al. They are each charged with:
RAMIREZ and ACEVEDO were both arraigned on October 28, 2022, both before the Honorable John B. Collins. They were released on their own recognizance, and are both represented by Robert Latronica, Esq. They are both due back in court on December 20, 2022.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney James Bartens and Assistant District Attorney Adriana Noyola of the Financial Crimes Bureau.
Criminal complaints and indictments are merely accusatory instruments.
Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. No one is above the law.
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