Certain types of larceny charges fall under the umbrella of white collar crimes, particularly when the alleged victim is not an individual but a business entity. While these may seem like victimless crimes, in actuality they will be aggressively prosecuted.
A former New City Library employee is facing grand larceny charges. In addition, she is also facing charges of falsifying business records. The 48-year-old woman reportedly made alterations to checks and stole over $123,800 from the library. Back in May, two library officials became aware of what they allege were certain inconsistencies in the library's books and notified the police.
According to the prosecution, the 48-year-old woman opened a bank account in June of 2013 under the guise of a fake corporation, placing herself in the position of the only signatory on the account. The prosecution then claims that the woman then issued checks from library accounts to the fake corporation. As many as 13 checks were reportedly issued.
The accusations this woman is facing are very serious. Grand larceny charges come with stiff penalties. For example, a person convicted of grand larceny could face the possibility of incarceration. The specific degree of grand larceny charges a person could face depends in general on the value of the property allegedly stolen and the type of property allegedly stolen. If you are accused of grand larceny in New York, it is important to prepare a solid defense strategy. With the right legal approach, it may be possible to put forth arguments in your favor, in order to avoid a wrongful conviction.
Source: New City Patch, "Nanuet Woman Accused of Stealing $123,000 from the New City Library," Lanning Taliaferro, Dec. 11, 2015