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Woman Nabbed for Stealing Over $129k from Lake Success Employer

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The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of New York City woman for Grand Larceny that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm.

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Lake Success, NY - July 30th, 2015 - The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of New York City woman for Grand Larceny that occurred on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm.
 
According to detectives, the defendant Donna M. Castellano, 57, of West 19th Street Apt 1C was employed from October 2, 2012 through January 9, 2015 as a bookkeeper at the Clinical Research Alliance located at 2001 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success. While there she embezzled money by issuing herself checks without permission and depositing them into her own account. She also falsified records to show that the checks were paid to legitimate payees. 
 
Defendant Castellano while employed created and added extra payroll hours to her payroll that she was not entitled to. She also set up direct debits payments taken out of the company accounts so she could pay for her own personal Utility bills at her private residence. Defendant Donna Castellano caused a total loss in excess of $ 129,000.00 in US Currency to her employer. Castellano was placed into police custody at her residence without incident. There were no injuries reported.
 
Defendant Donna Castellano is being charged with Grand Larceny 2nd Degree, and Falsifying Business Records 1st Degree. She will be arraigned on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.