‘Inheritance baby’ stiffed cabbie, cops say

Facebook photo of Maxine Hansen

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested 26-year-old Maxine Hansen, who previously arrested in the precinct for allegedly drugging a man and stealing from him and reportedly broadcasting a drug-fueled party on a live Facebook video, for allegedly skipping out on cab fare last Saturday night.

After a taxi driver flagged down officers because a customer wouldn’t pay the fare, Hansen, a self-proclaimed “inheritance baby,” reportedly told police that she did not have the means to pay for the ride after officers gave her multiple opportunities to do so. No further information was available about where specifically the incident took place.

Hansen was most recently arrested in the precinct when she and two friends allegedly drugged a man in his sister’s apartment and reportedly stole laptops, credit cards and clothing. Hansen also appeared in a number of tabloids at the end of 2016 after the arrest related to the Facebook live video, which reportedly showed multiple BB guns in a Gramercy Park Hotel room, and police reportedly found heroin, methamphetamines and other drugs when Hansen and three other people were arrested.

Hansen was charged with theft of services inside the precinct around 9:30 p.m. Her attorney could not be reached for comment before T&V’s press time.


Cops looking for bank robber

Police say this man robbed three Manhattan banks.

Cops are asking for assistance in finding a man believed to be behind three bank robberies in Manhattan, including one in Kips Bay.

On December 29, the suspect strolled into a Chase Bank at 450 Third Avenue and East 32nd Street and demanded cash from a teller. The teller complied and he fled with over $2,600.

On Thursday, February 22, he robbed another Chase Bank located at 475 West 23rd Street and 10th Avenue, getting away with an undetermined amount of cash.

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Letters to the editor, Mar. 1

Digging deeper than stats on poverty

To the Editor,

While recent U.S. Census figures illustrate a declining national poverty rate, down to 12.7 percent in 2016 from 13.5 percent in 2015, the inescapable fact was that nationally more than 40 million people were living in poverty.  New York City similarly has witnessed a slight decline as well. Yet a report from NYU’s Furman Center found that 44.8 percent of New Yorkers were living in what were termed “extreme” or “high” poverty neighborhoods last year.

These troublesome findings highlight a need to ensure that New Yorkers confronting economic insecurity are connected with resources to improve their living standards. This needs to be a priority to improve healthcare, employment, and quality of life across our city.

For more than 100 years, the Women’s City Club of New York has worked to address equity issues, championing policies that increase access and secure rights for those who are struggling to put food on the table and a roof over their heads.

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Women wanted for stealing bag full of cash and jewelry at Flatiron club

Bag theft suspects three, four and five

By Sabina Mollot

Cops are trying to find five women who allegedly stole a bag containing $40,000 in cash and $115,000-worth of jewelry from a man partying at Jay-Z’s 40/40 nightclub in Flatiron.

Police said that on Sunday, March 4 at about 3 a.m. inside the club at 6 West 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, a 27-year-old man, later identified by The Post as boxer Jermall Charlo, got into an argument with another man that turned physical. However, once the fight was over and Charlo went back to his seat, he realized his bag was gone.

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‘Scammer’ psychic charged with using stolen ID for apt.

Christine Evans was evicted from the building after owing over $49,000 in back rent. (Photo via Google Maps)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Police arrested a woman once charged with a “curse removal” scam for allegedly breaking into an apartment she was evicted from on Park Avenue South and changing the locks.

Police said she had been evicted by city marshals for never actually paying rent since moving in a year ago.

After she was arrested last Wednesday morning, police said that 48-year-old Christine Evans was also charged with identity theft and forgery because she allegedly signed the apartment lease using personal information that wasn’t her own. Seven months before renting the apartment, Evans had been arrested near Times Square for reportedly running a scam at a West 43rd Street fortunetelling parlor.

Regarding the most recent incident, a broker for the Stay Local real estate company told the district attorney’s office that Evans spoke with the company about renting an apartment inside 220 Park Avenue South in November 2016 and she allegedly presented a Florida State driver’s license for her rental application with her own photo but using the victim’s name.

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