BAYSIDE — A stock clerk at the Staples on Northern Boulevard allegedly stole digital cameras and laptops worth more than $8,000 in little over a month, the Queens district attorney’s office said.
Michael Swensen, 21, of Bayside, was arraigned Sept. 3 in Queens Criminal Court on charges of grand larceny, the DA’s office said. He was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court Oct. 21, the DA’s office said. If convicted, Swensen faces up to seven years in prison, the DA said.
After checking stock records, the store manager noticed three digital cameras and 13 laptop computers were unaccounted for, according to a criminal complaint filed by the DA’s office. When questioned, Swensen allegedly said he took the items because he needed the money for medical bills, the complaint said.
©2009 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.