East Northport Woman, Maureen Myles, 62, Convicted of Stealing Fundraiser Proceeds; Faces 7 Years in Prison
August 1, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – A 62 year old East Northport woman has been convicted of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and petit larceny after a seven day trial in Central Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
D.A. Detective-Investigators arrested Maureen Myles in 2013 for stealing more than $30,000 raised from donors at a benefit dinner in Northport to buy a van with a wheelchair lift van for a Huntington teenager with Cerebral Palsy.
Maureen Myles, 62, of East Northport was convicted of grand larceny, scheme to defraud and petit larceny after a seven day trial in Central Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. She faces a prison term of three and one-half to seven years when Myles is sentenced on September 2.
State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho today found Myles guilty of one count of grand larceny in the third degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, scheme to defraud and petit larceny.
Myles is a prior felony offender. In 2004, she was convicted by a jury of grand larceny and scheme to defraud for buying $40,000 worth of Bermuda cruise tickets using credit card numbers she stole from her employer.
District Attorney Spota said the office will recommend the maximum prison term of three and one-half to seven years when Myles is sentenced on September 2.
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