Vassar College employee-wife arrested for stealing $1.9 million www.privateofficer.com
Poughkeepsie NY April 5 2011 A former Vassar College employee and his wife have been charged with stealing $1.9 million.
Arthur H. Fisher, who worked as a project manager at the college from 2005 to 2010, allegedly deposited the stolen funds into fraudulent bank accounts, Town of Poughkeepsie police said.
Fisher, 44, and wife Jennifer Fisher, 38, were charged with first-degree grand larceny, a felony, following the execution of a search warrant at their home in Ossining, Westchester County.
They appeared in Town of Poughkeepsie Court today at 3 p.m. before Judge Paul Banner, and the court was adjourned to April 25. No pleas were entered.
Dutchess County Senior Assistant District Attorney Edward Whitesell said, “I anticipate the beginning of a grand jury presentation this week.”
Town of Poughkeepsie police listed the following items as being seized in the search: Four late model BMWs, three Rolex watches with an approximate value of $50,000, 10 unregistered handguns, one .223 caliber military-style rifle along with various fraudulent law enforcement badges from the New York Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, among other items.
The Fishers were sent to Dutchess County Jail. Bail for Aurthur Fisher was $100,000 or $200,000 bond. He had not posted as of today’s court date.
Bail for Jennifer Fisher was $50,000 or $100,000 bond.