Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Former Fire Department Dispatcher From Long Island Charged In $200K Embezzlement Scheme
George William Gray, 68, formerly of Glen Cove, New York and currently of Hendersonville, North Carolina, was arrested this morning and charged with embezzling $196,000 from the Glen Cove Fire Department where he had been employed for 44 years, most recently as its dispatcher. According to authorities, Gray issued some 300 checks to cash, sometimes forging the name of the department's treasurer, and used the funds to pay his personal bills. Gray has been charged with one count of grand larceny, 104 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, and three misdemeanor charges of official misconduct. The scheme spanned at least six years, from 2003 to 2009, according to authorities.