Headlines: Day care fire, Rockland home invasion, eye doctor sentenced for fraud
Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Investigators are working to determine what sparked a fire at a day care center in Rockland County. The fire broke out at "Shelly's Playhouse" on Old Tappan Road late Thursday night. Firefighters say they responded to an automatic alarm and found smoke in the kitchen when they got to the scene. Luckily, nobody was inside the building at the time and no injuries have been reported.
Two Brooklyn men have pleaded guilty to a Rockland County home invasion last September. The Rockland DA's Office says Dwayne Holmes and Keinone Wilson entered an apartment in Garnerville. After forcing two minor children to stay quiet, they ransacked the property and pistol-whipped another adult. The two pleaded guilty to attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child. They're facing sentencing in May.
A Rye ophthalmologist has been sentenced to pay back millions of dollars to those he scammed and serve eight years in prison. Dr. Ameet Goyal pleaded guilty to fraudulently billing over $3.5 million for procedures that he did not perform. While already facing those charges, Goyal committed another act of fraud and used two loans intended for COVID-19 relief for small businesses. He pleaded guilty to those fraudulent charges as well. Rye Eye Associates had offices in Rye, Mount Kisco and Wappingers Falls.