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$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say $97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say
$97K Scheme: Bookkeeper Steals From Hudson Valley Company, Police Say A 45-year-old Connecticut woman faces grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing more than $97,000 from the New York company where she worked as a bookkeeper, authorities announced. New Haven County resident Marlenin Vito of Waterbury was arrested on Tuesday, April 23 after investigators determined she had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from the Putnam County business where she worked, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Tuesday, May 21.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the events leading to Vito's arrest began on Monday, April 8, when a business owner in t…
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester
Key Witness In Trump Trial Has Strong Ties To Westchester A key witness in former President Donald Trump's criminal trial who allegedly helped bury negative stories involving him has close ties to Westchester, including a university in the county from which he graduated.  Former media executive David Pecker, the former CEO of the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, Inc., became the first witness to testify in Trump's criminal trial on Monday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 23,  The 72-year-old Pecker testified that he had used "catch and kill" tactics to buy rights to stories casting Trump in a negative light and then decl…
$189K Scheme: Employee Defrauds Boss Over Year In Hudson Valley, Police Say $189K Scheme: Employee Defrauds Boss Over Year In Hudson Valley, Police Say
$189K Scheme: Employee Defrauds Boss Over Year In Hudson Valley, Police Say A Hudson Valley man faces grand larceny charges after allegedly defrauding his employer out of nearly $190,000 over the course of a year, police said.  Dutchess County resident Walter Alex Munoz, age 46, of Beacon, was arrested on Monday, June 12 after allegedly stealing $189,000 from his Putnam County employer over a year-long period, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  The arrest stemmed from a complaint from a Philipstown business owner made to the Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 1, in which he told authorities that he had noticed transaction anomalies in …
New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA
New Details - 34 Felonies: Trump Fraudulently Falsified Damaging Info To Influence Voters: DA Former President Donald Trump repeatedly falsified business records in order to hide damaging information about himself and influence voters in the 2016 election, New York prosecutors allege. The 76-year-old Trump, who was twice impeached as president, was formally arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 4, on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. The People of the State of New York vs. Donald J. Trump: Click here to read the 13-page unsealed indictment from the Manhattan DA's Office Tuesday’s arraignment came more than a we…
New Details - Indictment Unsealed,  34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump New Details - Indictment Unsealed,  34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump
New Details - Indictment Unsealed, 34 Felonies: The People Of NY Vs. Donald J. Trump This story has been updated. Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon, April 4. The 76-year-old Trump, who was twice impeached as president, surrendered just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday’s arraignment came more than a week after a grand jury voted to indict Trump following an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office. The case centers around a $130,000 hush money payment that Trump allegedly made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to conceal an affa…
Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment
Unprecedented: NY Grand Jury Votes To Indict Trump Over Alleged Hush Money Payment This story has been updated. A New York grand jury has voted to indict former President Donald Trump amid allegations that he falsified business records leading up to the 2016 election, marking the first time in history that a former president has been criminally charged, the New York Times reports.  Trump’s attorney, Susan Necheles, confirmed the indictment to CBS News. The specific charge or charges, which are being brought by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, had not been made public as of 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30. The New York Times is reporting the sealed indictment in…
Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say
Employee Embezzled Money, Stole Items From Hudson Valley Business, Police Say A 64-year-old woman is facing charges after allegedly embezzling money and stealing items from a business in the region, authorities said. Saratoga County resident Sandra Berliner, of Malta, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 21 on multiple counts of grand larceny and falsifying business records, according to State Police. Troopers began investigating after a business located in Wappinger Falls in Dutchess County contacted police saying a previous employee had stolen money and items from the company. An investigation found that Berliner, who worked for the company for five years beginning in Augu…
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing Nearly $715K From Hudson Valley Business Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing Nearly $715K From Hudson Valley Business
Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing Nearly $715K From Hudson Valley Business A former bookkeeper at a business in the Hudson Valley has been accused of stealing almost $715,000 over the past two and a half years. Dutchess County District Attorney, William V. Grady announced on Wednesday, Dec. 7 a 1,330-count indictment charging the ex-employee at the Fishkill Auto Body Shop in Fishkill, Suzanne Whitman, age 55, of Poughkeepsie. “The success of any business, large or small, depends on the integrity of those who are given the responsibility for financial oversight," Grady said. "The evidence in this case will show that the defen…
NY Nursing Home Employee Sexually Assaulted Resident, Boss Covered Up Crime, DA Says NY Nursing Home Employee Sexually Assaulted Resident, Boss Covered Up Crime, DA Says
NY Nursing Home Employee Sexually Assaulted Resident, Boss Covered Up Crime, DA Says A former employee at a New York nursing home accused of sexually assaulting a resident had multiple complaints against him, yet his boss actively worked to conceal his abuse, prosecutors allege. The assault occurred at Long Island’s Fulton Commons Care Center, located in East Meadow, according to an indictment announced by Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Prosecutors said Daniel Persaud, a former licensed practical nurse at Fulton Commons, sexually assaulted a female resident in the fall of 2020. According to the indictment, the facility’s director of nursing, Carol F…
Man, Woman From Hudson Valley Charged After Missing 14-Year-Old Killed In Crash Man, Woman From Hudson Valley Charged After Missing 14-Year-Old Killed In Crash
Man, Woman From Hudson Valley Charged After Missing 14-Year-Old Killed In Crash A man and a woman from a behavioral institute for young adults and children have been charged in connection with a crash that killed a missing 14-year-old boy. The crash took place in Columbia County on Friday, Sept. 23 in Clermont on Route 9. According to Trooper AJ Hicks, Romelo Cruze was killed after being hit by a vehicle. While the State Police were investigating the fatal crash, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in in Dutchess County, located in Red Hook, reported that Cruze, a resident of their facility, was missing, Hicks said. Hicks said two staff members responsible for Cruze …
Ex-Police Officer In Westchester Accused Of Stealing More Than $157K From State Ex-Police Officer In Westchester Accused Of Stealing More Than $157K From State
Ex-Police Officer In Westchester Accused Of Stealing More Than $157K From State A retired Westchester County police officer and a former BOCES criminal justice instructor has been charged with allegedly swindling the state and local retirement system out of more than $157,000. Anthony Sciacca, age 67, of Poughkeepsie, was charged Thursday, July 14, by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, Ulster County District Attorney David J. Clegg, and the state police. After retiring from the Westchester Police Department in 2005, Sciacca became an instructor at Ulster County BOCES teaching criminal justice and earning a salary of over $70,000, DiNapoli said. As a state retiree u…
Ex-Controller Accused Of Stealing $340,000 From Westchester Company Ex-Controller Accused Of Stealing $340,000 From Westchester Company
Ex-Controller Accused Of Stealing $340,000 From Westchester Company A former controller has been charged for stealing more than $340,000 from a company in Northern Westchester, authorities announced. ToniAnn Rosado, who worked for CR Wallauer & Company in North Castle, was indicted for stealing more than $340,000 from the paint supply company between 2017 and 2019, Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah said late Wednesday morning, June 29. Rosado, 5age 1, of Orlando, Florida, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for second-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, both felonies, Roca…
Worker At Hudson Valley Home Depot Nabbed For Fraud, State Police Say Worker At Hudson Valley Home Depot Nabbed For Fraud, State Police Say
Worker At Hudson Valley Home Depot Nabbed For Fraud, State Police Say A 45-year-old woman is accused of making fraudulent transactions valued at more than $1,200 while working at a Hudson Valley Home Depot. Orange County resident Nikeisha Grant, of Washingtonville, was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, for first-degree falsifying business records and fourth-degree grand larceny, according to New York State Police. Authorities reported that when Grant worked at an Orange County Home Depot, located in Monroe, Asset Protection realized she was making fraudulent transactions for an individual in March and May. State Police said Grant would void previ…
Landscaper In Hudson Valley Admits To Wage Theft, Faking Business Records Landscaper In Hudson Valley Admits To Wage Theft, Faking Business Records
Landscaper In Hudson Valley Admits To Wage Theft, Faking Business Records A Hudson Valley landscaper has pleaded guility to failing to pay his workers the prevailing wage and then faking paperwork to cover up the crime. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced Thursday, Aug. 26, that Joseph Fregosi, of Fregosi Landscaping Inc., pled guilty to perjury and his corporation pled guilty to falsifying business records and failure to pay prevailing wages. During the summer and fall of 2020, Fregosi Landscaping Inc. was a subcontractor on a project at the Putnam County Golf Course.  The Putnam County District Attorney’s Office received a com…
Woman Wanted For Impersonating Another Person In Hudson Valley, State Police Say Woman Wanted For Impersonating Another Person In Hudson Valley, State Police Say
Woman Wanted For Impersonating Another Person In Hudson Valley, State Police Say An alert has been issued for a wanted woman who allegedly tried to pull a fast one on state police troopers in the Hudson Valley to avoid paying for tickets. New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie issued an alert for 31-year-old Elizabeth Roman, who was arrested on multiple charges after attempting to impersonate another person to avoid tickets. Specifically, Roman was charged with falsifying business records, criminal impersonation, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Roman is wanted by State Police and the Town of Lagrange Court following her arrest for i…
Woman With Ties To Westchester Wanted For Criminal Impersonation Woman With Ties To Westchester Wanted For Criminal Impersonation
Woman With Ties To Westchester Wanted For Criminal Impersonation An alert has been issued for a wanted woman who tried to pull a fast one on police to avoid paying for tickets. New York State Police investigators in Poughkeepsie issued an alert for 29-year-old Elizabeth Roman, who was arrested on multiple charges after attempting to impersonate another person to avoid tickets. Specifically, Roman was charged with falsifying business records, criminal impersonation, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Roman is wanted by State Police and the Town of Lagrange Court following her arrest for impersonating another person in order to avoid …
Man Accused Of Selling Items Stolen From Partner's Family, State Police Say Man Accused Of Selling Items Stolen From Partner's Family, State Police Say
Man Accused Of Selling Items Stolen From Partner's Family, State Police Say Have you seen him? New York State Police investigators in Brewster issued an alert for a man wanted for multiple charges following his arrest five years ago. Derek Maurice is wanted by the New York State Police and Town of Southeast Court after being charged with first-degree falsifying business records, criminal possession of stolen property, and bail jumping. According to police, Maurice was arrested in 2015 following an investigation that determined Maurice allegedly stole property from his domestic partner's family and sold it to a pawn shop. Maurice was last known to reside in the to…
Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse
Police Officer In Westchester Indicted For Sex Abuse A police officer who worked in Northern Westchester has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a woman on four separate occasions. Michael Agovino, 33, of Palisades, was indicted on 20 counts on Friday, March 20, announced Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. The charges are based on several incidents where prosecutors allege that Agovino, while dressed in his Peekskill Police uniform, coerced a victim, illegally entered her home, and sexually abused her, the DA's office said. He is also accused of filing false reports. At least four separate i…
Former Employees Charged With Stealing From Westchester Auto Dealership Former Employees Charged With Stealing From Westchester Auto Dealership
Former Employees Charged With Stealing From Westchester Auto Dealership Employees from Long Island and Westchester working at a New Rochelle auto dealership are facing charges for alleged fraudulent auto crimes scheme involving a New Rochelle car dealership, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Nassau County resident James Castellano, of Valley Stream, and Westchester resident Israel Viloria, of New Rochelle, were indicted in Westchester for alleged crimes at the New Rochelle Hyundai LLC car dealership. Specifically, both men were charged with two counts of second-degree grand larceny and one count of a scheme to defraud. Castellano was additionally charge…
Receptionist From White Plains Accused Of Stealing From Her Employer Receptionist From White Plains Accused Of Stealing From Her Employer
Receptionist From White Plains Accused Of Stealing From Her Employer A receptionist is facing charges after stealing money from an employer in Northern Westchester, according to police. New York State Police say Beck Pfeifer, 49, of White Plains falsified business records while employed as a receptionist at Laser Luxury in the town of Somers. Pfeifer allegedly altered records to reflect customer payments through the use of Groupon. Meanwhile, police say Pfeifer would then steal and collect cash payment for services the business provided that totaled more than $1,000. Pfeifer was arrested on Friday, June 7,  processed and charged with: First-degree fa…
Woman, 32, Posing As Teen Charged After Trying To Enroll At High School In Hudson Valley Woman, 32, Posing As Teen Charged After Trying To Enroll At High School In Hudson Valley
Woman, 32, Posing As Teen Charged After Trying To Enroll At High School In Hudson Valley A 32-year-old woman who pretended to be a 15-year-old girl and attempted to enroll at a high school in the Hudson Valley is facing multiple charges, according to authorities. Michaelann Goodrich, also known as Riley Madison, was arrested after an investigation by the Greene County Sheriff's Office in her attempt to gain access to at least one school in the Cairo-Durham district. She claimed to be a homeless 15-year-old named "Riley Madison," according to the sheriff's office. After the investigation concluded before the end of winter vacation, Goodrich was charged o…
Man Sentenced For Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID Man Sentenced For Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID
Man Sentenced For Stealing Cars From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID A 27-year-old man is going to spend time behind bars and must pay back thousands of dollars to several Westchester auto dealerships after taking elaborate steps to use a 10-year-old child’s identity to steal cars. Nanuet resident Andre Mendez has been sentenced in Westchester County Court after pleading guilty to identity theft and falsifying business records, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of driving while intoxicated following incidents dating back to last year. Mendez created a synthetic identity u…
Alert Issued For Man Wanted For False Personation During Speeding Stop Alert Issued For Man Wanted For False Personation During Speeding Stop
Alert Issued For Man Wanted For False Personation During Speeding Stop New York State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted for falsifying business records. James O'Kello, 25, was stopped for speeding in the town of Wallkill. It was later determined that the name that O'Kello used was his brother's and he was, in fact, operating the vehicle.  An arrest warrant was issued for his arrest from the Town of Wallkill Court. He is also wanted by the New York City Police Department for false personation. O'Kello is described as being 5-foot-9, 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state…
Woman Wanted For Falsifying Business Records To Avoid Larceny Warrant Woman Wanted For Falsifying Business Records To Avoid Larceny Warrant
Woman Wanted For Falsifying Business Records To Avoid Larceny Warrant New York State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman wanted for falsifying business records and criminal impersonation. Margo Tebordo, 36, is wanted by state police and the town of LaGrange court for failure to appear for court proceedings in regards to an arrest in August of 2017.  Tebordo was charged with falsifying business records and criminal impersonation while attempting to avoid being identified as the subject of a larceny warrant, state police said. She is described as being 5-foot--4, 144 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Anyone with information is asked to…
Man Admits To Stealing Vehicles From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID Man Admits To Stealing Vehicles From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID
Man Admits To Stealing Vehicles From Westchester Dealerships Using Fake ID A 27-year-old man had admitted to taking elaborate steps to use a 10-year-old child’s identity to steal cars from a Westchester dealership and will soon face jail time. Nanuet resident Andre Mendez has pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to identity theft and falsifying business records, both felonies. He also pleaded guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of driving while intoxicated following incidents dating back to last year. Mendez created a synthetic identity using his actual name and date of birth along with the Social Security number of an…
Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Westchester, DA Says Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Westchester, DA Says
Man Posing As DOJ Attorney Used Fake ID To Steal BMWs In Westchester, DA Says A man allegedly posed as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice used a stolen identity to finance the purchase of two BMWs at a Westchester auto dealership. Bronx resident Anthony Williams, 29, is facing up to 30 years in prison after being charged in a 19-count indictment for his role in stealing a pair of luxury cars from the Ray Catena BMW dealership on Tarrytown Road in Greenburgh, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced on Wednesday. According to the indictment, Williams stole the identity of an attorney working for the United States De…
Alert Issued For Suspect Whose Last Known Residence Was In Westchester Alert Issued For Suspect Whose Last Known Residence Was In Westchester
Alert Issued For Suspect Whose Last Known Residence Was In Westchester The Clarkstown Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their search for a woman wanted on various charges whose last known address was in Mount Vernon. An alert was issued this week as investigators continue their manhunt for 33-year-old Carisma Thomas, who is wanted on charges that include grand larceny, falsifying business records and scheming to defraud. Police described Thomas as a 5-foot-4 black female with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in Mount Vernon. Anyone with information regarding Thomas’ whereabouts has been asked to contact investig…
Woman Stole $1K From Mount Kisco Employer, Police Say Woman Stole $1K From Mount Kisco Employer, Police Say
Woman Stole $1K From Mount Kisco Employer, Police Say A 44-year-old woman was busted by Westchester County Police detectives after stealing more than $1,000 from her Mount Kisco employer. Investigators arrested Bronx resident Juana Paulino on Tuesday, Feb 6, following an investigation into the theft of the allegedly stolen funds, which were taken from a business that employed her on East Main Street. Paulino was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and falsifying business records. Following arraignment, Paulino was released on her own recognizance and is due back in Mount Kisco Justice Court later this year to answer the charges against he…