A Hyannis man accused of stealing a Jabsco Water Puppy and Pentair Shurflo Blaster II from West Marine in Falmouth was found guilty in Barnstable Superior Court on Tuesday, July 9.
Todd J. Germaini, 58, of Mass Avenue, Hyannis, was found guilty of larceny by false pretenses as a common and notorious thief and receiving stolen property (subsequent offense). Judge Robert C. Rufo sentenced Mr. Germaini to a minimum of 5½ years in state prison, with a maximum sentence of seven years.
The charges stem from a December 9, 2017, incident, where Mr. Germaini pawned the two water pumps at Cash Point in Falmouth.
Falmouth Police Detective David M. Massi said he was given pawn sheets from Cash Point in Falmouth indicating Mr. Germaini pawned the Water Puppy and Shurflo Blaster II at that location on December 9, 2017.
Detective Massi spoke with Philip Field of West Marine on December 29, 2017.
“I asked Philip if he had any missing water pumps and named them by make and model,” Detective Massi wrote in his report. “Philip laughed when I recited the make and model because he was in the process of entering these two items in as missing property.”
After retrieving the water pumps from Cash Point, Detective Massi said he brought them to West Marine for identification.
“When I met Philip at West Marine, he was able to scan the items and confirm they were from his store,” Detective Massi wrote. “When he opened the boxes, he was able to determine that the pumps had probably never even left the box because they were wrapped in paper and appeared to be untouched.”
The police report indicates Mr. Germaini received $55 for the water pumps.