Monday, November 18, 2013

Low-end serial car thief gets 7 years

Got scrap value for the 26 cars he stole

BRONX, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 18- District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that Reynaldo Nazario, a serial car thief, has been sentenced to a maximum term of up to seven years in prison for stealing 26 cars during a two and a half month period from August 9, 2012 to October 23, 2012.

Nazario, 36, of West 182nd Street, the Bronx, pled guilty last month to 26 felony counts of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree. Although the People recommended that Nazario be imprisoned for 10 to 20 years based on his prior history and the number of cars stolen, Acting State Supreme Court Justice Martin Marcus sentenced the defendant to serve 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.

Nazario admitted that he sold the stolen cars to scrap yards which paid approximately $450 per car after he presented documentation in which he swore falsely that he was the legitimate owner of the vehicles. The cars, mostly mid to late 90s Hondas, Toyotas and Nissans, were stolen from neighborhoods all over the Bronx while parked on the street. Nazario was arrested following an investigation by the NYPD Auto Crimes Division. Nazario became an immediate suspect in the thefts based on having had prior convictions for a similar pattern of car thefts in the past.

Tags: Car Thief, Bronx District Attorney

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