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Posted on: January 20, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Woodbury Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing $24,000 from Employer

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Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that an Islip woman is facing felony charges after stealing about $24,000 from the office backend support service company she works for in Woodbury.

“Thefts from private employers are not without victims,” Acting DA Singas said. “The losses end up hurting the broader economy as well. My office will continue to prosecute cases of fraud against local businesses in our ongoing effort to ensure fairness for all Long Islanders.”

Alison Glass, 41, was arraigned today on grand jury charges of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree (a D felony) and three counts of Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree (an E felony). Nassau County Court Judge Tricia Ferrell released Glass on her own recognizance. She is due back in court on Feb. 2 and faces a maximum sentence of 2-1/3 to seven years in prison if convicted of the top charge.

Acting DA Singas said that between about Nov. 8, 2012 and March 20, 2013, Glass stole $23,827.83 from her employer by writing six checks to “cash” totaling $10,295.99 on her company’s corporate checking account, and making $13,531.84 in unauthorized purchases on the company’s corporate credit card that had been given to her for legitimate business expenses. Glass’ personal charges on this card included airfare for relatives traveling from El Salvador, flowers sent to her mother, and supplies for her upcoming wedding.

As company bookkeeper, Glass’ responsibilities included ordering office supplies, maintaining the accounts receivables and payables, maintaining the corporate credit card and general control of monies flowing through the business.

The theft was discovered and referred to Acting DA Singas’ office when the owner of Glass’ company discovered the corporate credit card bill was larger than normal, and included at least 12 purchases unrelated to the business. A review of the corporate checking account revealed at least six checks that were written out to cash and both signed and endorsed by Glass.

Assistant District Attorney Edward Bradley of Acting DA Singas’ Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau is prosecuting the case. Glass is represented by James DeFelice, Esq.

The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

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