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Employee Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Dollars from Residential Facility for Individuals with Special Needs

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for stealing thousands of dollars over a 14 month period while she was employed at a residential facility in Port Jefferson Station that serves individuals with special needs.

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Port Jefferson Station, NY - September 10th, 2013 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a woman for stealing thousands of dollars over a 14 month period while she was employed at a residential facility in Port Jefferson Station that serves individuals with special needs.

On April 4, 2013, police were called by an employee of Maryhaven Center of Hope, located at 51 Terryville Road, after he discovered discrepancies in receipts issued on behalf of two of their clients. The employee discovered hundreds of receipts for bus transportation, cash and the Hollywood Salon and Day Spa in Miller Place. There were also unauthorized credit card charges on Maryhaven’s credit card for dresses at Estelle’s in Farmingdale.

After an investigation, at approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Sixth Squad detectives arrested Samantha Cuomo, a house manager of one of Maryhaven’s residential homes located in Miller Place, for stealing approximately $19,000 from January of 2012, to March of this year. Cuomo has since been terminated from her job.

Cuomo 28 of 28 Lafayette Dr., Shirley, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny 3rdDegree.

Cuomo will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct, and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on September 11.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Incident: Employee Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Dollars from Residential Facility for Individuals with Special Needs
Location: 51 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station
Date/Time: September 10, 2013 at approximately 12:30 p.m.