Wyandanch Man Reported Fake Burglary, Cops Say

Wilguens Mentor

A Wheatley Heights sneaker shop owner has been accused of filing a false report that his business was burglarized during Superstorm Sandy two weeks ago.

Suffolk County police said Wilguens Mentor, the owner of Fly Forever Sneakers on Colonial Springs Road, called police Oct. 31 to report more than $60,000 in merchandise had been stolen.


First Squad detectives investigated and found the report was false, no items were actually taken and Mentor had filed the report with intentions of submitting a false claim with his insurance company, police said.

The 28-year-old Wyandanch was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident.

Mentor will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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