Bronx man charged following fraud investigation

Sherwood, Arthur

Bronx man charged following fraud investigation

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander


Ossining, New York – On February 26, 2015, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Cortlandt Barracks arrested Arthur V. Sherwood Jr., age 29, of the Bronx, New York, for Identity Theft 1st Degree, a Class D Felony and Attempted Grand Larceny 3rd Degree, a Class E Felony.

In October of 2014, Troopers from the Cortlandt barracks were dispatched to Hudson Valley Motorcycles, located on North Highland Avenue in the Village of Ossining. An employee at the business reported that he conducted an unusual transaction where an out-of-town customer attempted to purchase two Suzuki motorcycles valued at over $16,000. The customer, later identified as Sherwood, supplied the employee with fraudulent information to open a credit account enabling him to fund the transaction. While waiting for the credit account to be approved, Sherwood left the business before the sale was completed.

The employee became suspicious about the transaction after Sherwood left the building, and contacted the State Police to report the incident.

Troopers initiated an investigation and learned that the identity that Sherwood supplied to Hudson Valley Motorcycles on the credit application was in fact fictitious.

Sherwood was arrested on February 26, 2015 and issued an appearance ticket for Identity Theft 2nd Degree. Following a consultation with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Sherwood’s charges were upgraded to Identity Theft 1st Degree and Attempted Grand Larceny.

Sherwood was arraigned in the Village of Ossining Court on March 10, 2015 and was released on his own recognizance. Sherwood is due to return to the Village of Ossining Court on April 20, 2015.

Author: Harlem Valley News