Cops: Man Stole, Sold Dead Woman's Car

Bridgehampton man cashed in on elderly woman's Accord after she died, police say.

A Bridgehampton man is accused of stealing a car that had belonged to an elderly woman who recently died, and selling it to an unwitting third-party.

detectives said 47-year-old Bronte O'Neil was an acquaintance of the woman, whose 2010 Honda Accord was reported stolen from Shinnecock Hills Road West on April 15. Several weeks of investigation revealed that O'Neil sold the car, according to police. He reportedly received $5,400.

O'Neil was arrested the evening of May 12 at police headquarters in Hampton Bays and charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a class-D felony. Police said he was held overnight then brought to for arraignment and released on $300 bail.


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