- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island bookkeeper is facing up to six years in prison after pleading guilty to charges she stole $316,000 from her employer.

Onesta Reyes pleaded guilty Thursday in Nassau County Court to grand larceny.

Prosecutors say that Reyes embezzled the money from a Great Neck-based contractor. The bookkeeper had access to the payroll system and inflated her yearly salary from $48,720 to $239,893.

She also reimbursed herself for more than $89,000 in phony expenses.

Reyes faces 2 to 6 years in prison when she is sentenced June 11. Prosecutors also intend to ask a judge to order her to repay the money she stole.

They say she used the money to buy clothing, shoes, and jewelry.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide