Nassau DA: Hicksville couple stole more than $12,000 in COVID relief funds

Prosecutors say Eileen Dantini claimed she was Michael Arbassio's landlord, and he claimed he was behind on rent and facing eviction.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2023, 9:28 PM

Updated 373 days ago

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A Hicksville couple is accused of stealing more than $12,000 in COVID relief funds.
The Nassau district attorney says Michael Arbassio and Eileen Dantini submitted fraudulent paperwork to the Town of Oyster Bay's COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Prosecutors say Dantini claimed she was Arbassio's landlord, and he claimed he was behind on rent and facing eviction.
They both face charges including grand larceny and are due back in court next week.
The couple is facing up to seven years in prison.


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