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Apr 18, 2012 10:16 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Coakley Sentenced To Community Service And Probation, No Jail

Apr 18, 2012 10:23 AM

A dominatrix who reportedly recruited straw buyers to play a role in the largest mortgage fraud scheme in Suffolk County history was sentenced on Friday to community service and probation for her involvement.

Carrie B. Coakley, 42, of Manhattan, was sentenced to 840 hours of community service and five years of probation in lieu of six months in jail, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

Ms. Coakley pleaded guilty in December to two felony counts of grand larceny and fraud for her role in the $82 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting the East End that involved former Suffolk County Legislator George O. Guldi.

Ms. Coakley’s husband, Donald MacPherson, 68, was sentenced in February to four to 12 years in prison, after having pleaded guilty late last year to 45 felony charges, including grand larceny, insurance fraud, possession of a forged instrument and scheme to defraud, related to the fraud ring.

Mr. Guldi, a longtime county legislator, was also a co-defendant in the mortgage fraud case and was sentenced to one to three years in prison last year for his role. That sentence will run concurrently with a four- to 12-year sentence he received last March for an unrelated insurance fraud case in which he was found guilty of misusing insurance funds after a fire gutted his family home in Westhampton Beach.

Cops Search For Reported Drunk Driver

A suspected drunken driver who reportedly left the scene of an accident in North Sea on Sunday night eluded capture, despite assistance from the New York State Police K-9 unit and a Suffolk County Police Aviation Unit helicopter, according to Southampton Town Police.

Officers said they responded to the area of Millstone Brook and Scott roads at about 6:48 p.m. that night to a report of a single-car crash in which a westbound motorist on Millstone Brook Road drove off the road and struck a tree and then ran away. A Hampton Bays man who was a passenger in the blue 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck reported the incident to police and told officers the driver was intoxicated, according to a report. The driver’s identity was redacted from the report, but he was listed as living in Hampton Bays, as well. Police said that as of Monday, they had made no arrests in the case.

The passenger was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries, police said. The State Troopers K-9 unit and a helicopter helped in canvassing the area, but with negative results, police said.

The Southampton Town Highway Department responded to clear the road.

Jewelry Theft

Southampton Town Police are investigating a report that approximately $120,000 worth of jewelry was swiped from a safe in a Bridgehampton home.

A Manhattan woman filed a report with police on April 7 stating that someone broke into a second home she has on Summerfield Lane and stole numerous pieces of expensive jewelry, totaling about $120,000. The two priciest pieces were a $45,000 white and gold diamond watch and bracelet and a $28,000 yellow gold and diamond watch. Additional pieces reported in the theft included necklaces, hoop earrings and a diamond and ruby ring.

The homeowner told police that the theft took place on an unknown date and time, however, she said her house cleaner was in the home on April 3 and that everything was reportedly in order then. When the victim arrived at the house on April 7, she found her safe had been smashed open in her bedroom closet and its contents were stolen.

Street Light Shot Out

Southampton Town Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor filed a report with Southampton Town Police on April 9 stating that a street light in Hampton Bays was shot out using a shotgun.

According to the report, sometime between April 6 and April 9, a town light fixture on Fanning Avenue was shot with a shotgun. Police said they saw entrance and exit holes in the fixture, leading them to believe the weapon used may have been a .20-gauge, 6-lead shotgun. The fixture is valued at approximately $1,000 to $1,200.

Officers said no witnesses were located and, as of Monday, they had no leads or suspects. Detectives have been notified.

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