Saturday, January 23, 2010

Personal banking thief

From the NY Post:

A personal banker at the Long Island City branch of Astoria Federal Savings was charged last week with stealing more than $90,000 in customers’ funds over five months, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Eman Mazhar, 30, of College Point, was charged Jan. 15 with grand larceny, possession of stolen property, falsifying business records and money laundering. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison. Her next court date is Jan. 26.

“The defendant is accused of using her position to take the proceeds of checks submitted to her for deposit in customers’ annuity funds, cashing stolen checks against customers’ accounts and taking the proceeds of checks submitted for deposit into customers’ accounts,” Brown said in a statement. “The lesson to be learned from this case is that there is a penalty to be incurred for early withdrawal — especially of other people’s money.”


Anonymous said...

Sort of explains why these people reelected Onorato time and again, think roving taco trucks and El Mundo discount makes them on par with Manhattan, extols the viture of Greek and Cypriot coffee shop architecture, hookah bars filled with grim men is called 'the local club scene' and think rezoning is a chance to make money on the backs of their community.

Astoria, home of refined taste and political dysnasties who cozy up with delightful architects/developers types who resemble extras from Scarface.

Anonymous said...

And bank robber Joseph Liu (Mr. Comptroller's daddy) walked away with just a slap on the wrist for the "Great Eastern Bank" job on Main Street!

All you need to be is hooked up good with Tommy Huang's family...I guess?

Keep a close eye on Johnny boy Liu!

He's got an idea to create his own "fat wallet" lottery to overcompensate for his little "rice krispie".