Former Director of Finance Indicted for Stealing Thousands From HV Non-Profit
Clearly, this person didn't do their job very well. A former Director of Finance of a non-profit group in the Hudson Valley has been indicted, according to the D.A. it is alleged that the suspect stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from this group over a period of four years. The 31-year-old suspect was arrested May 2 after an investigation and is now facing Grand Larceny charges. This is certainly not someone you want running your next game of Monopoly.
Non-Profit Group Targeted
Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced in a press release that the suspect form the Bronx stole over $700,000 from Hudson Valley Community Services in Hawthorne over four years. What makes this case quite attention grabbing is the fact that the suspect allegedly pulled this whole scam off right under the organization's nose. How did this all happen?
The twist to this story is that the suspect actually served as the Director of Finance.for the non-profit group when this theft allegedly took place. It was during that time the defendant wrote more than 150 checks from organization that were made payable to her and her husband, according to the D.A. The alleged thefts happened between November 2017 and September 2021.
The defendant was arraigned on May 17.
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Remember this story? Some people really don't like going to the dentist to begin with. However, one local dentist is in some hot water and it's not over a botched root canal. This dentist from Ulster County, NY could face up to 4 years in prison and face fines up to $250,000 dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Now, by pleading guilty, this particular dentist won't ever be practicing dentistry here in New York state ever again.
The United States Attorney's Office said in a press release that the 63-year-old woman from Stone Ridge admitted to fraudulently submitting a prescription for oxycodone for one of her dentistry patients using that patient’s name and date of birth. But this wacky dentist wasn't really writing this prescription for the patient. According to officials, it was for her. The Attorney's Office said that the dentist picked up the oxycodone from a pharmacy in Woodstock. Sentencing is on August 25.
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