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Police: Merrick woman beaten, robbed by ex-boyfriend -

There are 21 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 14, 2007, titled Police: Merrick woman beaten, robbed by ex-boyfriend -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Merrick woman's ex-boyfriend beat and choked her until she agreed to transfer money from her bank account, and then he stole more money by taking her checks and forging her signature, the Nassau police said.

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ouch

Denver, CO

#1 Aug 14, 2007
quote..."The robbery and thefts took place in February and March. It was on Feb. 13 that he forced the woman, 34, to make a wire transfer of $8,500 to a third party's bank account; and from Feb. 9-March 9, Durante stole and forged checks for a total of $8,610, the police said."

why did it take so long to have him arrested???
women need to be more careful when it comes to choosing a partner....i'm sure there must have been signs along the way that this guy was trouble, i'm sure it didn't happened over night...
tired

White Plains, NY

#2 Aug 14, 2007
i can see the forgery/larceny charges but violent robbery 6 months after the fact???? what the hell was the woman thinking if it really went down like this, to wait so long?
jay n

Huntington, NY

#3 Aug 14, 2007
And THAT's why I don't date! It's just not worth all the trouble. Are there any decent men out there? NO!

Since: Jul 07

White Plains, NY

#7 Aug 14, 2007
ouch wrote:
quote..."The robbery and thefts took place in February and March. It was on Feb. 13 that he forced the woman, 34, to make a wire transfer of $8,500 to a third party's bank account; and from Feb. 9-March 9, Durante stole and forged checks for a total of $8,610, the police said."
why did it take so long to have him arrested???
women need to be more careful when it comes to choosing a partner....i'm sure there must have been signs along the way that this guy was trouble, i'm sure it didn't happened over night...
I agree. Something doesn't sound right? Wouldn't you go to the police after the first incident on Feb. 13th? Maybe he just broke up with her and went back to his ex like the herpes woman in Long Beach.
I agree

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#9 Aug 14, 2007
It is possible they were waiting for all documentation from the bank etc. Showing the transfers and withdrawals. Why did'nt she call the cops when he first beat her and choked her? That is sort of weird. Who knows - maybe she did and of course, Newsday did not bother telling us this fact.
Sara

Amherst, MA

#11 Aug 14, 2007
If she dies, will her kidnapper face murder charges? I'd rather be dead than payalyzed or a vegetable.
okayyy

Huntington, NY

#13 Aug 14, 2007
jay n wrote:
And THAT's why I don't date! It's just not worth all the trouble. Are there any decent men out there? NO!
hahaha your pathetic!! Stop being scared by TV and the newspaper and live your life. If you live in fear, the terrorist win!
Oh NO Not Again

AOL

#19 Aug 16, 2007
tired wrote:
i can see the forgery/larceny charges but violent robbery 6 months after the fact???? what the hell was the woman thinking if it really went down like this, to wait so long?
Maybe she didn't wait to report him, possible as in many cases the woman was not taken seriously by the police and they dragged their fat asses until it became physical. Same old story just different people. Did anyone see 48 hours the other night. Woman kept going to the police, they told her they didn't think she was in danger. Now her children and the children of her current boyfriend are orphans.
Bad MOJO

Medford, NY

#21 Aug 16, 2007
Tell me this isnt drug related.
check your facts

Plainview, NY

#22 Aug 17, 2007
It's unbelievable how someone can make false accusations and it gets printed up without anyone checking the facts. These 2 were engaged to be married, the wedding was called off april 1st. Sounds more like spiteful revenge, you think she would have left him on the 13tth of february if she really was choked!! Maybe she is pissed he went back to his old girlfriend?
yeah right

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Aug 18, 2007
yeah right!!
yeah right

Brooklyn, NY

#25 Aug 18, 2007
yeah right...i dont't belive this story
Tommy Howard Beach

United States

#27 Aug 20, 2007
Sounds like such a charming boy. A guy who beats, steals, & cheats on all his women. Might I add, prays on women with money because he is a lazy loser with NO FUTURE. He should get what he deserves and go to jail, & throw away the key so he can't hurt anyone else.
jim prious

AOL

#28 Aug 20, 2007
i know this guy he has a loose mouth when out and about. he bragged about other things as well. as well as how he never paid taxes because he only takes cash for service and he funnels the money into his parents accounts to hide it and he only uses illeagals for his business because they won't open their mouths. he's a slick talker and a user. he did the same thing with his last lady friend, her father went after him and made him pay up. the truth always falls out of a liars mouth.
jake

Towaco, NJ

#32 Aug 21, 2007
did you people not read the article????? the police investigated for months, then arrested him after there was proof.as far as why didn't she go right to the police? have you ever had a man abuse and control your live? you just don't pick up the phone and dial 911, nor do you tell daddy, your getting abused.she is a very beautiful , well educated women, who comes from a great family, unlike him.he is a slop a** part time painter, who along with his girlfriend robbed her, they were in on this together, from the start.but john the idiot, couldn't even make it to the alter,he started to get sloppy, having voice messages from his girlfriend on his phone, writting checks to himself, and bragging to people, how he is living large, thanks to the merrick womens money. knowing she just couldn't live her life with the abuse any longer, missing money,and all the signs of a cheater,she called off the wedding you know what thats like? facing your family and friends with the truth of abuse? letting them know the suffering you went threw, when you hid it from everyone,and suffered in silence.he got what was coming to him, she finally got free of him and he lost his control, and she gained her courage to go to the police.even after she called off the wedding, john thought he could still control the situation , but it was too late, all the womens friends and family rallyed behind her, and helped her threw those terrible times.sorry john, game over you lose!
cathy

Putnam Valley, NY

#36 Aug 22, 2007
we will see in the end truth allways prevails. what will she pull out of her box of trix next time. im enjoying the humor of it all. alot of trouble to go through to try and look good for being bad
Tim Gordon

Milford, CT

#38 Aug 23, 2007
I know this loser personally. He has done this to other women before, not to mention other things I won't get into. Lets just say he is finally getting what he deserves.She doing what other women should have done. Good for her. He thinks his crap don't stink.She called off the wedding and it is alot more money that he took that is mentioned in the article.I have alot of respect for her and she is better off without this guy. You go girlfriend!
jenna

Brooklyn, NY

#39 Aug 23, 2007
I agree with tim he is nothing but a loser who has no life and thinks he knows how to "sweet talk"women and im glad this girl is actually taken charge because all the other girls he beat and took advantage of were always too afraid to do anything!you go girl!!!
tired

White Plains, NY

#42 Aug 29, 2007
geeze its amazing how many people know the 2 people, assuming its not just one person on each side spouting for their friend.
Jake, I wasn't there so I won't presume to judge but you really should pay more attention to the process before you believe it proves it prior to conviction. You might have forgotten the case of the man from hempstead held for 6 months courtesy of the local police until the videotape they claimed showed him clearly showed someone else....
jury isn't even assembled on this yet folks.
p.s. you can have someone you believe great still fall from heaven, so wait and see who did what unless you plan to testify because you saw it.
JAKE -

United States

#43 Apr 14, 2008
SHE WINS!!!-- she is getting her money from this lying bastard -- you go !!!!

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