Hacker Steals $60,000 From Hampton Jitney Bank Account


Southampton Town Police are investigating a breach of the Hampton Jitney computer system, in which someone stole $60,000 from the bus company’s Bridgehampton National Bank account last week.

A vice president of the company reported to Southampton Town Police on July 29 that someone sent an email to the company and, through that correspondence, was able to access the company’s banking username and password. The individual then transferred the money into a Bank of America account, according to authorities.

The Bridgehampton account was frozen and the incident is under investigation.

Representatives from Hampton Jitney did not return calls seeking comment on the theft.

Town Police could not immediately provide additional information, including whether or not customer account information was exposed during the breach.

Teens Charged With Burglary

Two teenagers were arrested by Southampton Town Police for burglarizing the same home in Water Mill on separate occasions last week.

On teenager, a 17-year-old boy from Southampton, broke into the home on Farmstead Lane at 10 a.m. on July 30 while the other, a 16-year-old boy from Water Mill, broke in at 5 p.m. on July 31.

Town Police Sergeant John Boden said items were taken from the home, but could not say what they were. The arrest reports do not state if anything was reported missing by the homeowner.

The boys were arrested at police headquarters in Hampton Bays; it was not clear if they turned themselves in or if officers picked them up, according to Sgt. Boden. Both were charged with second-degree burglary, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.

Cops: Drunk Driver
Had Kids In Car

A Hampton Bays father was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Sunday morning for driving drunk with his two children, age 4 and 11, in the car.

Francisco Franco, 37, was pulled over at about 1 a.m. after failing to obey a stop sign near the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Montauk Highway, according to a police press release.

He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and charged with aggravated DWI, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The DWI charge is automatically elevated to a felony when a driver has minors in the vehicle at the time of arrest.

Mr. Franco was transported to police headquarters in Hampton Bays and held overnight for arraignment. His children were released to the custody of a family member, authorities said.

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