Monday, March 1, 2010

New York Man Indicted In $300K Embezzlement Scheme

Robert Wirchansky, 47, of Yonkers, New York, was arraigned today on four felony counts charging him with embezzling nearly $297,000 from Nationwide Insurance, with whom he had been employed as a claims manager. Prosecutors allege that over more than a five year period, between November 2000 and January 2006, Wirchansky, forged checks to himself and his relatives. Wirchansky reportedly told authorities that he stole the money to pay for his wife's medical bills after she had had an automobile accident. He has been charged with second degree grand larceny and forgery.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the Westchester D.A.'s announcement here.
Update (1.13.11): Wirchansky was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to all four counts in the indictment.
Hat tip: Reader Joe.

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