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Accountant Accused Of Bilking Client From Stamford

Stamford Police arrested a tax accountant for allegedly stealing from a client.
Stamford Police arrested a tax accountant for allegedly stealing from a client. Photo Credit: File

A tax preparer was arrested for allegedly using money from one of her Stamford client's to pay for her personal car insurance.

Rayne Parker-Tenore, 51, of the Bronx, allegedly took advantage of her client's finances to open an insurance policy in 94-year-old father's name that ran more than $12,700 over two years, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Parker-Tenor, who surrendered to Stamford Police on Tuesday, was charged with larceny and released after posting $25,000 bond.

The scam was uncovered after a 47-year-old Stamford man filed a complaint with police in 2018 that someone had made 24 charges between 2016 and 2018 to his bank account to pay for the insurance, the paper reported.

According to the arrest report obtained by the paper, the victim worked with an insurance investigator for a few months,  and Parker-Tenor was identified as a suspect. He then notified police and told them that she had worked as his accountant for five or six years and had access to his bank information for tax purposes.

Working with the investigator, Stamford police found the policy was in the name of her father.

After police could not get Parker-Tenore to come into police headquarters to discuss the matter, they visited her father in the Bronx who told them his daughter covered his car insurance because he couldn't pay for it, the Advocate said.

The father called his daughter while police were there and she pretended not to know about the bilking. The father told police that his daughter was lying to them, the paper said.

Parker-Tenore did not enter a plea at her arraignment on Tuesday.

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