Belmont Park Employee Charged with Grand Larceny, Accepting Counterfeit Cash
A cashier at Belmont Park is facing several criminal charges after being arrested for ‘knowingly accepting' thousands of dollars in counterfeit money from two associates in exchange for betting receipts. The two associates would then take the receipts to a different cashier and exchange them for real money.
According to a report at LongIsland.com, Karen Pommells was arrested and faces charges of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree. If convicted, she faces up to 15 years in prison.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that on May 19, 2012, Pommells, “in her capacity at the New York Racing Association's Belmont Park, accepted $4,800 in counterfeit U.S. currency from two associates in exchange for valid betting receipts.” Those two associates then took the receipts to other cashiers and exchanged them for real cash.
“This defendant didn't just break the law, she broke the trust placed in her by her employer and the people of New York,” Rice said.
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