Westbury Woman Admits $71K Theft from Nonprofit

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Westbury woman has admitted to stealing a Suffolk County resident’s identity, which she then used to cash $71,000 in stolen checks from a Rockville Centre-based Jewish charity.Marie Augustin pleaded guilty Tuesday at Nassau County court to grand larceny and identity theft.Prosecutors said the 42-year-old opened several business bank accounts in the names of the vendors of the Jewish National Fund so that she could cash checks stolen from the nonprofit by using the stolen identity and a fake driver’s license in February.Nassau County police began investigating when Augustin tried to make a withdrawal after depositing a check stolen from the Jewish National Fund, a nonprofit that develops land in Israel. She had also deposited two other stolen checks—on in the amount of $79,338.24 and the other for $30,000—into other business accounts she had created, authorities said.Investigators found that Augustin had also made $5,100 worth of withdrawals from the identity theft victim’s account by falsely claiming that her debit card was missing, presenting the false driver license as identification and then having a new debit card issued, according to prosecutors.There was no apparent relationship between the charity and the identity theft other than Augustin, who was arrested in April.Judge David Sullivan is expected to sentence Augustin on Sept. 29 to two consecutive terms of nine months in jail, a civil judgment of $180,577.48 to the Jewish National Fund and $400 in reparations to the identity theft victim.last_img read more

Gyan, Wakaso join Annan and Yiadom on injury list

first_imgThe injury crisis in the Black Stars team continues as Mubarak Wakaso and Asamoah Gyan again visit the treatment room.The two players picked up minor injuries in the first match against DR Congo and passed the fitness test for yesterday’s clash with Mali.But team doctor, Baba Adams has confirmed midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will undergo an MRI scan today to ascertain the state of the injury to his knee.Wakaso who scored Ghana’s goal from the spot against Mali was carried off in the second half.He did not train with his colleagues this morning and was joined by captain, Asamoah Gyan, Anthony Annan and Richmond Boakye Yiadom on the sidelines at Nelson Mandela Municipal University.Gyan was rested as a precautionary measure after picking up some knocks. Both Annan and Boakye Yiadom are still recovering from injuries. Both Annan and Boakye Yiadom are recovering from injuries.“Annan will rest for two days and Boakye-Yiadom for three days after which they will be examined again and when found fit, they will resume training,” team doctor, Baba Adams told the official website of the Ghana FA.last_img read more