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Prosecutors say an attorney from Yorktown, who recently moved to White Plains, is charged with Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing $360,000 from a client.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 57 year old Fred E. Rosenberg originally of 2888 Hemlock Street, Yorktown Heights, and who now resides at 25 Bank Street, White Plains, has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny for moving proceeds from a client's real estate transaction being held in escrow into his own personal bank account.
Officials say the charges stem from the sale of a condominium in 2005, in which two sisters sold the condo at 414 West 51st Street in New York City. Authorities allege Rosenberg deposited the net proceeds of the sale, $360,000, into his own account and used the funds without his client's permission.
Rosenberg was released on $10,000 bond. He is due back in White Plains City Court on April 22.
A husband and wife from Larchmont today pled guilty to Grand Larceny and Repeated Failure to File Tax Returns.
As part of their plea, 48 year old Denise McDonald and 54 year old Christopher McDonald who own three businesses in Larchmont and Rye agreed to pay back the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance $542,066 in unpaid State sales tax money.
Prosecutors say over a period of eleven years, between 1998 and 2009, the McDonalds collected State sales tax from customers but failed to remit the money to New York State.
The former treasurer of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of the Yonkers Fire Department has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from the Union's General Fund.
It's alleged that between August 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008,46 year old Kai Irwin of Candlewood Drive , who was the Secretary-Treasurer of the UFOA, stole $97,000 from the Union's General Fund.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Irwin, a Lieutenant in the Yonkers Fire Department, had signatory authority for the fund and stole the money by making counter withdrawls, debit card withdrawls and ATM withdrawls from the fund without permission or authority from the union or its membership.
The larceny and financial discrepancies were discovered when a new Secretary-Treasurer took over the position in 2010.
Irwin was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on March 3. He faces a maximum of 15 years in state prison if found guilty.
Five people have been charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument after allegedly claiming they were students at Westchester Community College in Valhalla in order to obtain student loans from JP Morgan Chase Bank.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says in fact that the five were not students, nor did they ever even register for classes at the College.
Prosecutors now say a Yonkers Library System worker allegedly stole close to $164,000 in overdue fines over a seven year period from January 2004 to December 2010.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 52 year old Margo Reed of Highland Avenue, Yonkers was arraigned today on a Superceding Felony Complaint charging her with 2nd Degree Grand larceny.
State Police in Somers say a cleaning woman from Danbury,CT has been arrested on 3rd degree Grand Larceny charges after she allegedly removed a diamond from a platinum engagement ring at a home she was cleaning and then switched it with a fake one. The diamond was valued at $8,000, according to officials.
Police say the incident took place on December 30,2010 as 37 year old Monica Ferriera Lopes was cleaning a home in South Salem while employed by Grasso Cleaning Service of Danbury.
A 45 year old Peekskill man has been arrested, charged with 3rd Degree Grand Larceny, a Felony.
Police say Russell Roberts, who works at the Family Dollar Store at North Division Street has been charged with stealing more than $9,000 in store receipts from his place of employment.
Officials say the theft occurred over a period of time and was discovered following an internal audity by the store.
The suspect, according to police, is being held without bail, pending arraignment.
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