A previous bookkeeper at New York Metropolis jewellery firm Julie Vos was indicted Monday on charges he stole extra than $2.8 million from his employer to spend for outings, superior-finish vehicles, trinkets and garments.
Francisco Lopez, 36, created 1000’s of transfers from the corporation accounts to his personal lender account and credit score playing cards between September 2014 and April 2021, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office alleges.
The Bayside, Queens, resident allegedly masked the transactions as corporate expenditure tallies — and then made use of the resources to dwell huge, buying luxurious goods and having holidays.
The scheme was uncovered final month after American Categorical questioned Julie Vos about numerous payments made from the jeweler’s accounts to go over expenses on Lopez’s individual AmEx, prosecutors alleged.
Lopez pleaded not guilty to grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen house in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom Monday. His bail was established at $500,000 hard cash.
“Francisco Lopez is charged with capitalizing on his insider entry to steal almost $3 million from a New York Town-based business enterprise around seven decades,” District Legal professional Alvin Bragg said in a statement.
“I thank my office’s gifted investigators and prosecutors who adopted the funds, uncovering 1000’s of fraudulent transfers, to protected this indictment.”
Lopez’s lawyer didn’t immediately reply to a ask for for comment.