By Jon Cronin, Editor
A 13-year veteran of the city’s Police Department has been charged with grand larceny after allegedly using an NYPD credit card to buy sirens and expensive lights for his personal vehicle, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Edward Rosovich, 35, a Queens resident, is facing up to seven years in prison for spending approximately $9,000 on his personal vehicle with an NYPD-issued credit card that was assigned to him in his role as the procurement and budget director for the Highway District Command.
Rosovich was authorized to use the card to make purchases for the NYPD if the purchases were approved by one of his superior officers.
The first alleged purchase he made was on Sept. 6, 2016. He allegedly bought six Motorola two-way business radios, six single wire earpieces, one multi-unit charger and a Pelican 1450 for $2,253, none of which were authorized by a superior officer.
Two days later, he allegedly submitted a request for $1,449 of authorized purchases and included a Rhino Hitch Step in the amount of $125, which was not authorized. A month later on Oct. 18, 2016, he allegedly submitted a request for $3,891 that included another Rhino Hitch Step, which was valued at $125, but was also not authorized by his superiors.
Then, on Nov. 8 of that year, the defendant allegedly submitted a request to order a light package for a vehicle—including lights, a speaker, siren, the Bullet Hide-A-Blast, LED Hide-A-Blasts, Mega Thins, hardware and light bars—totaling $2,688. The purchases were allegedly charged to his department credit card, but not authorized.
Rosovich was arraigned on a criminal complaint charging him with third-degree grand larceny, first degree offering a false instrument for filing and official misconduct before Queens Criminal Court Judge Karen Gopee on April 18. Rosovich was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on May 10.