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Cops: Former Maryhaven Center Of Hope Employee Charged With Grand Larceny

Samantha Cuomo, 28, Allegedly Ripped Off $19,000
Samantha Cuomo (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Samantha Cuomo (credit: Suffolk County Police)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County Police arrested a woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars while employed at a residential facility for individuals with special needs in Port Jefferson Station on Tuesday.

In April police were called by an employee of Maryhaven Center of Hope. The man claimed to have discovered discrepancies in receipts issued on behalf of two of the center’s clients, authorities said.

The man told police that he had discovered hundreds of receipts for bus transportation, cash, and a salon and day spa as well as unauthorized credit card charges for dresses at Estelle’s in Farmingdale, according to a police report.

Following an investigation detectives arrested Samantha Cuomo a former house manager at one of Maryhaven’s Miller Place homes and charged her with Third Degree Grand Larceny.

Cuomo, 28, was accused of stealing $19,000 between January of 2012 and March of 2013, she has since been terminated from her job, police said.

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