Crimes Nearby: Woman Charged With Stealing from PTA, Schoolteacher Sentenced in Sex Case

A rundown of arrests and incidents that occurred in the past week in areas surrounding Malverne and West Hempstead.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County, Lynbrook, Long Beach and Rockville Centre police departments and Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.

DA: Oceanside Woman Stole $5K From PTA

An Oceanside woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly stole about $5,000 from an elementary school parent-teacher association, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Cindy Sommer-Fleisig, 44, was arrested by DA investigators and charged with third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. She faces up to seven years in prison if convicted, and was arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. She was released on her own recognizance.

Between November 2010 and August 2011, Sommer-Fleisig allegedly stole approximately $5,000 from the Oceanside Elementary School #8 PTA, including funds that were intended to be spent towards a retirement party for the outgoing school principal, Rice said. Sommer-Fleisig, a member of the PTA who helped handle fundraising and membership services for the organization, also received check reimbursements for items she claimed to have purchased but allegedly never did, including New York Knicks tickets, office supplies, and school awards. She allegedly used the cash to pay personal expenses.

The theft was uncovered in the fall of 2011 when the incoming PTA administration conducted a review of the organization’s finances and found numerous discrepancies in the PTA’s accounts. The PTA then referred the matter to the DA’s Office for investigation.

“It’s bad enough that this defendant thought she could get away from stealing from a volunteer organization,” Rice said, “but to victimize the young students and dedicated faculty of an elementary school is outrageous.”

A Bay Shore woman will be sentenced to six years probation and have to register as a sex offender after she admitted Tuesday to having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student a year ago at the in Lynbrook, according to Newsday.

Tara Driscoll, 33, a New York City schoolteacher, drove a male student under the age of 17 to the Capri Motel at 5 Freer Street in Lynbrook back in March of 2011, according to detectives. While at the motel Driscoll allegedly 

The incident occurred on March 19, 2011 and Driscoll surrendered to detectives in Aug. 5, 2011. She was originally charged with rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the third degree.

A Lynbrook man was charged with driving while intoxicated early Saturday morning after his involvement in a three-car accident where he crashed into scaffolding at Granada Towers, a landmark apartment building in Long Beach.

Thomas Tomasello, 26, of Lynbrook was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and refusal to take a breath test at Long Beach Boulevard and East Park Avenue on March 18.

Two Rockville Centre residents were convicted Friday of killing a Yonkers woman and shooting her daughter and husband in April 2010.

Charles Parsley, 28, and Kasaun White, 29, both of Old Mill Court, were found guilty in the second-degree murder of Sandra Hackley, 36, and the shooting of her husband and 12-year-old daughter.

They face a maximum of 25 years to life in state prison and will be sentenced on May 22. The duo were convicted of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degee burglary — all felonies.

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