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10 February 2019
Troop F Child Abuse Unit arrest two residents of Lake Peekskill, NY
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Pierce V. Gallagher
Troop F Commander
The Troop F Child Abuse Unit in Orange County announces the arrest of EDUARDO TALENTINO AKA ELDER TALENTINO, age 53, of Monroe, NY and MARGARET PATTERSON AKA CHARLENE PATTERSON, age 79, of Lake Peekskill, NY. Both subjects were charged with committing the Educational Law Felony, of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession. A joint Investigation with Orange County Child Protective Services and Orange County Fraud revealed that CHARLENE PATTERSON a licensed MSW (Master of Social Work), was aiding and abetting TALENTINO who was purporting to be both a Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist with a PHD but was treating clients without a license. The investigation also revealed that TALENTINO was also purporting to be an FBI agent. PATTERSON and TALENTINO worked in offices located at 124 Main St in the Village of Chester and The Center for ADHD at 32 South St in the Village of Washingtonville. Additional Charges are pending. Anyone who has information regarding TALENTINO and PATTERSON are asked to contact the Orange County Child Abuse Unit at 845-291-2810. All Calls will be kept confidential.
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