Woman accused of scamming client out of $60K

Prosecutors say Deborah Schneider betrayed her client's trust by stealing more than $60,000 from her.

Prosecutors say Deborah Schneider betrayed her client's trust by stealing more than $60,000 from her. (9/22/15)

WOODBURY - A Glen Cove bookkeeper is accused of scamming a client out of tens of thousands of dollars.

Deborah Schneider worked as a bookkeeper for a 92-year-old woman from Kings Point for two years. Prosecutors say she betrayed her client's trust by stealing more than $60,000.

Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas says that it was the victim's daughter who noticed money missing from her mother's account and alerted police.

"She had access to this woman's finances, and sometimes a check that was written for $25 suddenly became a $2,500 check or a $25,000 check," Singas says.

Prosecutors say Schneider would deposit the altered checks into her own account. They say they are working on getting the victim's money back, if it has not been spent.

Schneider was arraigned Tuesday on charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.

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