Wednesday, March 10, 2010

2 NYC officers charged in $1 million perfume heist.

(FEDERALJACK) Two New York City police officers helped carry out a $1 million perfume heist at a New Jersey warehouse last month, acting like bumbling amateurs by using their own IDs to rent trucks that later tied them to the crimes, according to a federal complaint filed Friday.

The two officers, Richard LeBlanca and Brian Checo, were among five suspects who made their initial appearances in federal court Friday. All five, including former NYPD officer Orlando Garcia, were ordered held without bail.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.