Wed, October 9th, 2013 - 9:17 am - By Gordon Basichis
Employees can rob you blind. Employee theft has been on the increase since the middle of the Great Recession. Desperate people commit desperate acts. And venal people just want to enrich themselves.
So now here is a god that became the head of one of the most prestigious charities. Almost from the beginning, police say, he started to steal. In all he allegedly took around $5 Million. From a charity. Nice work. If you are a scumbag. Some of the money allegedly went to his co-conspirators. Fellow scumbags.
According to the article in the New York Times….”The charges, which the complaint said were in some measure based on investigators’ interviews with Mr. Rapfogel and the two people referred to as co-conspirators, stem froman inquiry by the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, and the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. They began to look into Mr. Rapfogel’s stewardship of Met Council after the organization detected the improprieties and alerted state authorities.
“It’s always sad and shocking when we discover that someone used a charity as their own personal piggy bank — but even more so when that scheme involves someone well respected in government and his community,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a news release announcing the charges.
Mr. DiNapoli said, “The scale and duration of this scheme are breathtaking.”
Sometimes background checks won’t reveal that someone is a thief. Sometimes they do. But then there are other signs that may be telling. An upgrade in the automobile, better suits, jewelry. Running MVR driving records can indicate