On August 6, 2019 Saugerties Police responded to the Ulster Savings Bank in Twin Maples Plaza for a reported larceny. At the time of the investigation, detectives established that an unidentified female obtained $2,800 cash using a stolen NYS Driver’s License and Ulster Savings Bank debit card. The license and debit card been reported stolen by the owner on August 2 in Lagrangeville.
Police yesterday arrested 26-year-old Abby C. Brewer of Mechanicville NY, and charged her with fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Police say Brewer is a member of the group called the Felony Lane Gang, a group of criminals who are responsible for stealing purses from parked vehicles, usually forcible entry (smash and grab) and then use the stolen IDs, bank cards and bank checks to access the victim’s bank accounts and remove money without the owner’s knowledge.
According to police, the Felony Lane Gang has been very active throughout New York State this past year. Gangs of this type prey on individuals who leave their personnel property, pocketbooks and wallets in their vehicles, usually in plain sight.
Police are reminding the public not to leave personal valuables and personal items such as wallets and pocketbook in unattended vehicles.