Monday, October 26, 2015

NYC Police Officer Steals A Building.

Just in case you didn't know, there are some certainties in life. Perhaps one of the most overlooked is the fact that you never really get away with anything. Days, weeks, or even years may pass, and just as you sink into comfortability with some of the things you've done, they come back and tear a huge chunk out of your reality. You reap what you see, later than you sew, and more than you sew....... 

Case in point. Blanche O’Neal, a 45 year old NYC police officer was arraigned in court on Monday and charged with grand larceny and perjury after forging papers in order to take ownership of a three-story family house belonging to a dead neighbor. After realizing that the house lay vacant for some time, Officer O’Neal produced faked documentation stating that she’d actually purchased it from Lillian Hudson, her deceased neighbor, for $10,000. As if you could even purchase a shoe box in New York for $10,000. She made the filing back in 2012, and apparently thought that she had gotten away with it Scot free

But what she didn't realize recognize or understand is that her dubious activities would one day come to light and put her on the wrong side of the law.

“This defendant allegedly stole a house from its rightful owner with the stroke of a pen, hoping no one would notice,” Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said in a statement. “But her brazen actions have unraveled and she will now be held accountable. That she is a veteran NYPD officer makes this alleged crime all the more disturbing.”

After Hudson died in 1993, her nephew and three other relatives didn’t bother much with the property, 23A Vernon Avenue. As such, they didn’t know that O’Neal had filed to claim ownership of the house.

O’Neal made a move to sell the house last year to a buyer, who, in order to ensure that everything was above board, contacted the real owners of the house. It’s at that point that the real property owners discovered that O’Neal had transferred the property to her name back in 2012.

O’Neal was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court where she pleaded not guilty through her lawyer.

“Bottom line is, she is not guilty,” King told reporters outside the courtroom. “And she’s going to vigorously defend the case.”

The officer, who’s been in service for 12 years, is currently on suspension without pay.



  1. So, her defense attorney says that she is "not guilty" and that he is going to "vigorously defend the case." Well, let's see what happens--doesn't look good. However, it is interesting that officers who kill citizens are kept on the payroll until the case goes to trial, but she is suspended without pay although she did not kill any one (as far as I know.)

  2. That is so true! Didn't think about that. I'll follow this and see where it goes.