A Hudson Valley property manager is accused of stealing nearly a half-million dollars. Police believe there may be more victims.

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On Monday, New York State Police from the Poughkeepsie Bureau of Criminal Investigation, in conjunction with the New York State Police Financial Crimes Unit, arrested 51-year-old Joy C. Funk, of Poughkeepsie for grand larceny and two counts of offering a false instrument for filing, all felonies.

In June of 2020, State Police received a complaint from a Hyde Park co-op community alleging that their property manager, operating under J.D.W.A.H., Inc., had been stealing from them since 2015.

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With the assistance of the State Police Financial Crimes Unit, an audit revealed that Funk stole over $480,000 from the community prior to her termination in May of 2020, police say.

Funk is also accused of presenting falsified financial statements to the co-op’s mortgage company in 2018 and 2019.

Police believe there could be more victims. Anyone who believes that they may be the victim of a crime perpetrated by Funk, or her company J.D.W.A.H. Inc., is asked to please contact Inv. Melissa McMorris by calling (845) 677-7372.

Funk was arraigned before the town of Milan Court and released on her own recognizance due to appear before the town of Poughkeepsie Court on April 13.

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