Sgt. Eva Pena, 37, was arrested at the chain’s store in Yonkers around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after she was seen walking into a dressing room with merchandise and walking out without the items, court documents show.
Pena, a cop in Bronx public housing who made $107,809 in 2018, according to the nonprofit Empire Center, then allegedly tried to walk out of the store without paying. She was stopped before she could leave and held for police.
She’s accused of stealing a pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants, a beaded sweater, a Guess lace dress and three other Guess items worth a total of $359, court records show.
Sgt Eva Y. Pena who joined the NYPD in 2005 is assigned to Public Service Area 7 in the Bronx
NYPD Sgt. Eva Y. Pena [left], with New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill [center], at a recent function.
Security cameras recorded her taking the sales tags off the clothing and placing the items in her purse before she tried to leave the store, according to an internal NYPD report on her arrest.
Yonkers Police Department officers arrested her on charges of petit larceny. She received a desk appearance ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 6 in Yonkers City Court.
A scantily clad Pena posed with Commissioner James O’Neill at a recent function, which was captured by a photo.
Pena joined the NYPD in 2005 and is assigned to Public Service Area 7 in the Bronx.
In 2017, Pena was lauded on Twitter for giving a Bronx teen cab fare to make it to a basketball game on the other side of the borough.
“This young man needed to get to his game on the other side of the BX, so Sgt Pena paid his cab fare to get there on time. #ActOfKindness,” PSA 7′s then commanding officer Inspector Jerry O’Sullivan tweeted.