The resident superintendent of the Oceanside Jewish Center was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing more than $20,000 worth of religious artifacts from the temple between October 2012 to March 2013.
According to Nassau County detectives, Alexander Membreno, 30, resided in a building on the temple grounds, located at 2860 Brower Ave.
Police say an investigation revealed that Membreno pawned many of the "numerous" stolen items for cash at a local pawn shop.
The investigation is ongoing.
Membreno is being charged with two counts of grand larceny in the third degree.