Bronx cop pleads not guilty to Yonkers shoplifting charge
An NYPD sergeant accused of shoplifting clothes from a Yonkers department store pleaded not guilty in court Friday.
Sgt. Eva Pena, 37, made a brief appearance in Yonkers city court, where she was charged with stealing hundreds of dollars worth of clothes from Macy’s store at the Cross County Shopping Center.
Cops in Yonkers said Pena came in the store shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday and took items including a pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants, a Guiess beaded top and a Guess Lace Dress and concealed them in her personal bag and left the store.
Store security grabbed her before she left and found the stolen swag in her bag, authorities said.
The store estimated that the items were worth about $350.
Pena allegedly took the price tags off six pieces of clothing and stuffed the items in her purse, officials said.
According to court papers, she told store staff and Yonkers cops that she did not steal anything, and that she had been “set up.”
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.