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hempstead teacher arrested on grand larceny charge

the nypd charged a hempstead high school theater teacher tuesday with grand larceny in connection with the theft of more than $140,000 worth of computers purchased by the district, authorities said.theresa cucina, 55, of long beach, was taken into custody at the district’s administrative building on peninsula boulevard. detectives with the nypd’s midtown south precinct are handling cucina’s case, authorities said.most popularthe nypd did not provide additional details about the investigation other than that they received a complaint aug. 24 about the alleged theft of the computers, which were purchased for the district from compulink, a manhattan-based company, as well as other vendors.“we just didn’t get payment for some shipments we made,” said richard damura, chief operating officer for compulink. “we just reported it to the police.”hempstead superintendent simon waronker confirmed the arrest tuesday of a teacher in the district. he said the teacher has worked for the district for five years but he declined to provide the instructor’s identity.hempstead school board president maribel touré and hempstead superintendent shimon waronker speak about an arrest of a teacher on a charge of grand larceny on tuesday, sept. 12, 2017 in hempstead. photo credit: howard schnappthe computers, which include tablets and laptops with a total value of $140,450, were addressed for shipment to the hempstead school district and an unspecified address in long beach, according...