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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bank Employee From Ridgefield Accused Of $739,000 Theft in New York

 A Larchmont bank employee accused of transferring $739,000 from customer accounts to his own was arraigned Friday, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced.
Jeremy Winter, of Ridgefield, Conn., was charged with three counts of second-degree grand larceny, second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business records and first-degree scheme to defraud, all felonies. He worked at TD Bank, 107 Chatsworth Ave.
The defendant allegedly used the money to pay off personal loans and contractors he hired to do home improvements, DiFiore said. He continued to take money from customers to replenish previous victims' accounts, which the District Attorney's press release called "robbing Peter to pay Paul." 
Winter also is accused of forging a customer’s signature on a withdrawal slip for $110,000, creating a false business record. The bank reported Winter to the Larchmont police in September. He was arrested Thursday, Feb. 28, and arraigned in Larchmont Village Court. Bail was set at $100,000.
Winter is due in Westchester County Court May 14. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison on each of the counts.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Mayes of the Economic Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case

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