NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Patricia Hunt, of New Rochelle (DOB 11/20/1947), was arraigned Thursday in Mount Vernon City Court in front of Judge Nichelle Johnson on one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a felony.
The felony complaint alleges Hunt, a former bookkeeper for Artisan Restoration Co., Inc. and E. Gargiulo Interior & Exterior Restoration Co., Inc., 149 East Kingsbridge Road, Mount Vernon, did steal in excess of $300,000 by writing checks on the business and personal accounts of Enrico Gargiulo to “cash” and deposited the money into her accounts or cashed checks without permission or authority to do so. The company restores churches and other buildings with a focus on architectural millwork, stained and leaded glass, painting and marble.
The thefts took place over the course of six years, beginning Jan. 14, 2011, to Aug. 14, 2017. Hunt was fired by the company in the summer 2017 after 20 years of employment there.
After her arraignment, Hunt was released on her own recognizance. Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 2, 2018. If convicted, she he faces up to 15 years in state prison.