Bookkeeper accused of stealing over $60K from elderly Kings Point woman

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A Glen Cove woman was arrested Tuesday on a 10-count felony complaint alleging she stole more than $60,000 from an elderly Kings Point woman, Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced in a press release.

Deborah Schneider, 52, was charged with one count of grand larceny in the second degree and nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

“The defendant was a trusted employee but allegedly betrayed that trust and stole more than $60,000 from an elderly woman,” Singas said. “Seniors are especially vulnerable to economic crimes and I encourage anyone who suspects an elderly person was victimized to contact my office.”

Schneider allegedly altered checks signed by the victim totaling $60,400 and deposited them into her own bank account. The victim’s daughter discovered that money was missing from her mother’s bank accounts, prosecutors said.

Schneider had been working for the 92-year-old victim as a bookkeeper since November 2013, according to the release.

Schneider was held on $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash bail and is due back in court on Sept. 24.

If convicted of grand larceny, Schneider faces up to 15 years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Vickie Curran of the Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau is prosecuting the case.

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