NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Three emergency medical technicians stole more than $325,000 from a Queens volunteer ambulance corps, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Daniel Dominguez, 37, was a board member and treasurer of the nonprofit Corona Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps when he stole more than $300,000 from its bank accounts and transferred the money into his own personal accounts, Schneiderman said. Dominguez allegedly spent the money on trips to Disney World and Niagara Falls.
Fellow board members Daryl Aveda and David Moretti also made unauthorized transfers of the ambulance corps’ money.
The three men were arrested and arraigned Thursday in Queens County Supreme Court. Dominguez is charged with second-degree grand larceny and faces to five to 15 years in prison if convicted. Moretti and Adeva are charged with third-degree grand larcency, which carries a possible sentence of 2 1/3 to seven years in prison.
“These emergency medical technicians, who were entrusted with providing medical services and transportation for New York residents, instead took advantage of their positions and used a not-for-profit ambulance corps as their own personal piggy bank,” Schneiderman said in a news release. “My office will continue to weed out theft and fraud in charitable organizations and prosecute criminals who take advantage of the public’s trust.”
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