MOUNT VERNON – A New Rochelle woman was arraigned in Mount Vernon City Court for allegedly stealing over $300,000 from two Mount Vernon businesses.
Patricia Hunt, 70, was charged with felony grand larceny. While a bookkeeper for Artisan Restoration Co., Inc. and E. Gargiulo Interior & Exterior Restoration Co., Inc., in Mount Vernon, she allegedly stole the money by writing checks on the business and personal accounts of Enrico Gargiulo to “cash” and deposited the money into her accounts or cashed the checks without permission.
The thefts took place over six years from January 14, 2011 to August 14, 2017. She was fired by the company in the summer 2017 after working there for 20 years.
She was released on her own recognizance following her arraignment.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said if convicted, Hunt faces up to 15 years in state prison.
The company restores churches and other buildings with a focus on architectural millwork, stained and leaded glass, painting and marble.