A Haitian national who worked as a driver in Fairfield County is heading to prison and will be deported after stealing nearly a million dollars from his employers to live a lush lifestyle.
Georges Avridor, a citizen of Haiti who formerly lived in Greenwich and Stamford has been sentenced in Bridgeport district court to 37 months in prison for scheming to steal $889,425 by stealing checks.
U.S. Attorney John Durham said that between July 2013 and October 2016, Avridor stole personal bank checks from two Greenwich residents who employed him as a driver. He would make the checks payable to “cash” or to himself for various amounts and forged his employers’ signatures on the checks.
Avridor, 43, then cashed the checks at a bank or had the funds deposited into an account that he controlled. He then used the money for personal use, including an African safari and to rent luxury sports cars. He was arrested on June 30, 2017, and pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud on April 4 last year.
Durham said that on May 8 last year, while he was released on a $50,000 bond, Avridor was arrested on unrelated state charges for using a credit card that belonged to someone else and for cashing fake checks. He’s been detained since then. Avridor is due to be deported back to Haiti when he is released from prison.
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