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Former Westchester Doctor Charged With Stealing $500K From Woman

Peter Corines
Peter Corines Photo Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office

A 69-year-old former physician has been charged with grand larceny for stealing more than $500,000 from a 97-year-old woman, according to Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.

Peter Corines of Eastchester was charged Tuesday following an investigation into the theft which took place during a two-week period in November 2017, the DA's office said.

The felony complaint against Corines says that the former doctor stole from Bernice Judd Porter of Yonkers by falsely claiming to be her power of attorney or pretending to be her on the phone or online with numerous financial institutions where the victim had accounts, the DA's office said.

He also went into various banks and withdrew money from her accounts; by pretending to be her, he called various mutual funds and transferred money from her accounts. Corines also set transferred money from her accounts without her permission, authority or consent, they added.

In total, Corines stole approximately $540,103.00, the DA's office said.

Corines was arrested by Yonkers Police at his home and is being held at the Westchester County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 9.

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