A New York Police Department officer cleared in an off-duty wreck in Old Westbury in 2016 was arrested and charged last week in connection to personal purchases on a department-issued credit card, police said.
According to a complaint in Queens criminal court, Edward Rosovich, 35, of Queens, was charged Wednesday with third-degree grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing and official misconduct.
Rosovich used a department-issued credit card between September 2016 and October 2017 to add lights, sirens and other official items totaling about $9,000 to his personal vehicle, the complaint said.
Rosovich also bought six Motorola two-way radios, which also were not authorized by his supervisors, the complaint said
Rosovich was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Wednesday and released on his own recognizance.
On May 23, 2016, Rosovich was involved in a crash on the Long Island Expressway, when his SUV collided with a BMW on the shoulder near Exit 40 in Old Westbury.
Two passengers, a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were standing outside the car and were killed.
The man was declared dead at the scene and the woman died at the hospital.
Rosovich was not charged in the 2016 accident.
Attempts to reach Rosovich’s attorney, Stuart London, were unavailing.