Six indicted in Orange County in check fraud scheme


GOSHEN – An Orange County grand jury has indicted six people in connection with a wide-ranging fraud scheme that spanned from March 2021 through this April, and which resulted in a total loss of more than $250,000 to local businesses.

Indicted were Turgaud Dubuisson, 29; Anthony Dubuisson, 25; Robert Geter, 46; Marlon Tabora, 25; and Daniel DeLeon, 32, all of Newburgh; and Tonya Best, 46, of Middletown.

Three of those charged were held in lieu of bail, one was released without bail because of bail reform laws, and two were awaiting arraignment and were expected to be released without bail.

The investigation is continuing with additional arrests expected, authorities said.

It is alleged that the defendants engaged in a scheme of depositing altered and/or fraudulent checks, belonging to the Ironworkers Local 417, and other area businesses and individuals, into various bank accounts, and then withdrawing cash from them from those fraudulent deposits from several banks.

The total amount of forged and altered checks from the Ironworkers Local is over $190,000 and the total amount of checks deposited from all victims is over $250,000.

Search warrants were executed at a residence and resulted in the recovery of two loaded firearms, as well as financial information, blank checks and other items used to create and alter checks.

The investigation was led by Town of Newburgh Police and assisted by Town of New Windsor Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County District Attorney’s investigators, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and State Department of Financial Services.

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