A Cheektowaga man who gave his brother's name to police during a traffic stop is facing numerous charges after officers determined that he was driving with a suspended license and that he stole the $8.69 steak found in the vehicle, West Seneca police said today.
Police said Officer Matthew Kriegbaum stopped the vehicle Saturday afternoon because the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt.
The driver gave the officer his brother's name before a computer check identified him as Gregory Sansone, 27, and showed Sansone had several suspensions on his license.
Kriegbaum then found a still-cold package of steak in the car stolen from a Wegmans store, police said. Surveillance video from the store confirmed the theft, police added.
Sansone is charged with petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving without a seat belt and with an expired state inspection.
He was released after posting bail and was directed to appear in West Seneca Town Court at a later date.