A 50-year-old Bohemia man has been arrested after allegedy stealing money from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to a New York Criminal Lawyer. He used the routing and account numbers on a check that was written to fund a family trip to Hawaii for his sick son.
Suffolk police sources and the foundation itself told a New York Criminal Lawyer that the boy’s father used bank account information from Make-A-Wish to pay $1,500 in bills. He was arrested on suspicion of stealing the money.
New York Criminal Lawyers have learned the man was found driving with a stolen New York driver’s license, while under the influence of drugs when the police pulled him over. He also had in his possession a forged Suffolk County Parks permit and a handicapped parking permit that did not belong to him.
He was charged with numerous counts of criminal activity, including fourth-degree grand larceny, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and driving with his ability to drive impaired by drugs.
The purpose of Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. The alleged thief’s teenaged son has been diagnosed with a bone disorder. “Our system and our controls worked,” a representative of Make-A-Wish Foundation told a New York Criminal Lawyer. “We don’t want people not to support us. We are good stewards of their money.”
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