REGO PARK — A Rego Park man was accused of padding his bank balance for two years using proceeds from the sale of stolen bras, the Queens district attorney said.
George Tutaya, 41, of Eliot Avenue, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal possession of stolen property before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder, and faces up to seven years in prison if convicted, the DA's office said.
Tutaya was alleged to have sold more than 2,000 stolen Victoria's Secret bras on the Internet auction site eBay over the last two years, the DA's office said. An additional 650 bras with a retail value of $26,000 were recovered in his home, the DA's office said.
According to the charges, Tutaya used several eBay and Paypal accounts to offer for sale stolen Victoria's Secret bras, which retail for $40 to $80, for as little as $25, the DA's office said. Records recovered at Tutaya's home allegedly link him to the sale of 2,000 bras worth $80,000 retail, the DA said.
Tutaya's bail was set at $7,500 bond or $3,500 cash, and he is due back in court Nov. 18, the DA said.
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