- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The president of a Long Island volunteer ambulance company has been arrested on charges alleging he stole more than $1.6 million from the organization.

Brad Reiter pleaded not guilty to first-degree grand larceny charge Tuesday. Court records show he was released after posting a $125,000 bond.

Authorities say the 50-year-old New Jersey man had served as the organization’s president and treasurer. Investigators believe he stole about $1.6 million beginning in 2008.

Nassau County prosecutors said Reiter allegedly spent the money on credit card and insurance bills, lawn care and pocketed the rest.

Prosecutors launched an investigation after new leadership at the organization discovered they had been receiving less money than they should have been from some insurance companies.

A number listed for Reiter’s attorney was not in service.

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