Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 02 July 2010 00:00
Crimes Against Property Squad detectives reported the arrest of a Brooklyn man for grand larceny and falsifying business records that occurred in Mineola from Oct. 31, 2008 to April 30, 2010.
According to detectives, Mark Bloom, 34, while employed as a bookkeeper for Future Tech Consultants in Mineola, issued 20 fraudulent checks to himself, which he deposited into his bank account, causing the company to suffer a loss of $57,895.
Police said Future Tech called and made a complaint about Bloom’s activities, prompting an investigation, which led to his arrest. Bloom has not worked for the company since May.
According to police, Bloom handled all the financial aspects of Future Tech and wrote out checks to himself and obviously was not entitled to those funds. No one from the firm that he was employed by signed off on the 20 checks that he falsified, police stated.
Authorities said that since Bloom was unauthorized to sign off on the checks and did, he was in possession of a forged instrument, making it illegal.
Future Tech Consultants declined to comment on the situation to the Mineola American. Police arrested the defendant on June 23 at 12:45 p.m. in Manhattan. Bloom is being charged with second-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument and first-degree of falsifying business records. Bloom was arraigned on June 24 at the First District Court in Hempstead. Details of the arraignment are unavailable at this time.