Orange County woman admits to stealing close to $1.5 million from three doctors for whom she worked


NEW YORK – A Walden woman admitted in State Supreme Court to stealing close to $1.5 million from a cardiologist and two oncologists when she worked for them in Manhattan. The thefts took place between November 2007 and September 2016.
Jacqueline Camaro, 59, pled guilty to two counts of grand larceny and criminal tax fraud, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.
When she began working for an oncologist in August 2006, she was responsible for accepting payments from patients, and in that role, she had access to the office credit card processing device. Between December 2007 and October 2015, she had processed unauthorized credits totaling some $55,000 from the business to her personal credit card and bank accounts. Also, from November 2007 to September 2016, she deposited approximately 900 checks totaling $1.4 million from patients intended for the doctor into her personal accounts.
Following the death of that physician in late 2015, the doctor’s estate discovered the unauthorized credits to Camaro’s personal cards and she was fired. The theft was reported to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and on May 16, 2017 she was indicted on the thefts and tax crimes.
Shortly after her termination, Camaro began working simultaneously for a cardiologist and an oncologist. In March 2016, she deposited a $400 check from a patient to the oncologist into her personal account and from May to September 2016, she stole $4,700 from the cardiologist by depositing 11 patient checks into her personal accounts.
She spent the money on personal expenses, cash withdrawals, concert and
theater tickets, trips to Florida and Atlantic City and a Porsche Boxster.
In addition to stealing from the victims, Camaro was also convicted of
failing to report the diverted funds as income on her tax returns.

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