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Jamaica doctor charged with owning stolen goods

By Courtney Dentch

A Jamaica doctor was charged Friday with buying more than $11,000 in household appliances from a woman who allegedly bought them using a stolen credit card, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Tuesday.

Joseph Pierre, 51, of 253-06 149th Rd. in Rosedale, allegedly purchased the goods from a woman who used a stolen credit card to buy the items and then turned around and sold them for half price, Brown said.

The woman is being prosecuted in Brooklyn in the case, Brown said.

Detectives found a washer, dryer, 48-inch gas cooktop stove and a stainless steel refrigerator in Pierre’s home and office, items that had allegedly been obtained through the woman, Brown said. Pierre, a licensed medical doctor, works at the Family Health Services clinic at 200-03 Linden Blvd.

Pierre was arraigned Friday in State Supreme Court in Kew Gardens, where Judge Lenore Gerald released him without bail, Brown said. He was charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property and faces seven years in prison if convicted, the DA said.

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