Hudson Valley Woman Stole $1.4 Million From Doctors
A Hudson Valley woman stole nearly $1.5 million from doctors over a nearly 10 year period.
In New York State Supreme Court, 59-year-old Jacqueline Camaro of Walden pleaded guilty to grand larceny and criminal tax fraud.
Camaro admitted that she stole $1.47 million from two oncologists and a cardiologist between November 2007 and September 2016.
“For nearly a decade, Jacqueline Camaro stole from her employers and lined her pockets with patients’ payments,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.
In August of 2006, she started working at an oncologist’s office on the Upper East Side. One of Camaro’s responsibilities was accepting payments from patients.
As part of her plea Camaro admitted that between December 2007 and October 2015, Camaro processed unauthorized credits totaling approximately $55,000 from the business to her various personal credit card and bank accounts. Additionally, from November 2007 to September 2016, she deposited approximately 900 checks totaling $1.4 million from patients intended for the doctor primarily into her personal accounts.
Camaro was fired after the death of her former employer, in late 2015, when the doctor’s estate discovered the unauthorized credits to Camaro’s personal cards.
After she was fired, Camaro started working for a cardiologist on the Upper East Side and an oncologist in Midtown.
In March 2016, she deposited a $400 check from a patient to the oncologist into her personal account. From May to September 2016, Camaro stole $4,700 from the cardiologist by depositing 11 checks from patients to the doctor into her personal accounts.
Camaro spent the stolen funds on personal expenses, cash withdrawals, concert and theater tickets, trips to Florida and Atlantic City and a Porsche Boxster, officials say.
Camaro faces three to nine years in prison when sentenced in November.
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