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Haverstraw taxi co. owner, employees charged in sweeping fraud schemes

NEW CITY – The owner of Nyack Taxi and A-One Transportation, along with three employees, have been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury on several charges alleging the bilking of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

Angel Henriquez of Garnerville was indicted for underreporting his income to the state in 2013 and 2014 by more than $10,000. He was also charged with filing false personal income tax returns and stealing thousands of dollars in the form of tax returns from the state.

Henriquez and A-One Transportation were also charged with failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance for employees.

In a separate alleged scheme, Henriquez and his wife, Karolina Diaz De Henriquez, were indicted for filing three false documents that understated Henriquez’s income allowing them to receive more than $25,000 in Medicaid benefits to which they were not entitled.

Henriquez’s business associate, Richard Morel of Garnerville, was indicted for underreporting his income to the state in 2013 and 2014 by more than $12,000.

James Simpson of West Haverstraw was indicted for stealing from the Rockland County Department of Social Services. He was employed as a driver with Nyack Taxi/A-One Transportation, charged with filing false documents that understated his income and receiving over $8,000 in Medicaid benefits to which he was not entitled.

Each defendant faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.


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