A Long Island couple are facing criminal charges early Sunday after they allegedly stole a woman’s credit card information and then bought more than $1,000 in fast food, Nassau County police said.
Christina Heanue, 33, and her boyfriend Phillip Ferrito, 32, both of North Massapequa, will be arraigned Sept. 15 at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree grand larceny.
Detectives said Heanue was working as a hostess at Butera’s Restaurant located at 3900 Sunrise Highway in Seaford, when she allegedly “fraudulently obtained” the credit card information of a 32-year-old woman.
According to police, Heanue shared the stolen credit card number with Ferrito and the two placed 26 fast food orders from June 26 to Sept. 14. The two reportedly racked up bills totaling $1,068.88 during their greasy binge.
The alleged identity thieves were booked by cops Saturday night when Heanue showed up at Papalardo Pizza on Hicksville Road to pick up a telephone order. The shop’s owner reportedly called 911 to report that Heanue was in the store and she was arrested as she tried to leave.
Cops said Heanue gave an officer permission to retrieve her driver’s license from her 2001 Toyota and police found 13 Oxycodone pills in the car. She was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Detectives located Ferrito just before 2 a.m. on Sunday and arrested him after he was questioned at the Second Precinct in Woodbury.