Police Say Man Stole More Than $7,000 from Bowling Alley

Also, man allegedly forged beach parking pass.

arrested the former assistant manager at for allegedly stealing $6,300 from a safe and $1,000 from the ATM.

Robert G. Wooding, 24, of East Hampton, was charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony, on June 6. According to his arrest report, he admitted to stealing the money.

He was held overnight for arraignment in .

Craig Patterson, the owner of the bowling alley, went to police on May 24, just a few days after the money went missing, according to a police report. 

In other village arrests this week:

• A 45-year-old man from of New York City was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a forged instrument after police said they found a forged a non-resident beach sticker on a car parked at  on Sunday. He was released on $500 bail and will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on July 11.

The preceding information was supplied by the East Hampton Village Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

A correction was made to this article regarding the beach sticker forgery charge.

Ross MacKae August 16, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Taylor, In light if Ian's continued behavior in reference to this matter as the bowling alley manager, and my personal knowledge of Craig and local politics, I apologize to you. I was actually half joking when I posted the above comment and just "stirring the pot". Now I read the repartee with Ian and a league bowler, and knowing how the league bowler feels, see how Ian treats her, I realize that you didn't have any foreknowledge and are probably still in the dark about much of what I am certain in my own mind, went on. You reported the facts that you knew, and I understand you can't report what you might suspect. Neither can any of us. So, I am sorry for my quick wit and hope that some day we all have more facts.
Ian Grossman August 16, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Ross the business is being treated like a punching bag and what is failed to be realized is we were a victim as well. We are innocent victims.
Penny Benbenek August 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Ian, so defensive. Craig has a voice...and a word processor...I got a letter once. He can defend the lanes. Oh please, go on the personal attack. You were a member of the league I attended. And yes, you offered the lanes for a fundraiser for my mother's funeral expenses, which I politely declined and thanked you for. I had left the league the month before it ends, to take care of her. What Robert was up to, was not on my radar. I am not "breaking the business", that it can do that all by itself. And to further clarify...I do not "know" Robert outside of the bowling alley. I voted with the rest of the league because he was an employee of the alley & if Craig trusted him, that's what we went on. And keep tossing that whole Bonacker angle out there...like if he wasn't a so-called "local" maybe things would be different. Nice touch throwing my mom's death in there...ouch, that one really hurt...not. My fellow league members that I have grown up with, Bonackers, if you will, with were the ones who collected $$ to help me...Robin especially. If you contributed, thank you. But that's what friends do for each other, so it wasn't the bowling alley with some generous donation...it was the Wed Night League, separate and apart as you have stated previously. As for bashing me for suggesting that someone that you know well, was the subject of speculation...at least I was honest with you. Unlike the lanes, shifting the suspicion towards former employees long out of the picture.
Ian Grossman August 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Penny you and I were friendly and cordial before this happened. Bottom line is we all deserve our money and my going back and forth with you because I think when way and you think another is wrong. I apologize to you for allowing this to get us both to a disrespectful level. I certainly did not intend to go down this road with you or anyone else and in my vigor I failed. I do believe it is wrong that you feel the bowling center owes the money when he confessed to the crime and that is where I should have left it. I will not change your mind and you will not change mine. I am awaiting word from Mike as to where we are on the bond claim and I believe, but not 100% sure, that Craig is looing into a loan for the money stolen.
Ian Grossman August 17, 2012 at 12:48 AM
*one not when*


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