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Bookkeeper Accused of Stealing $56,000 from Tappan Business

D.A.: Money used to pay personal bills.

An Orange County woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a Tappan carpet business is charged with stealing more than $56,000 from the business over two years, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.

Erica Sanford, 35, of 235 Park Terrace Road, Monroe, was charged with second-degree grand larceny after an investigation by Orangetown Police detectives and the Special Investigations Unit of the District Attorney's Office. Zugibe said Sanford worked for Tri-State Carpet Connections and made numerous electronic withdrawals and unauthorized transfers from the company's account to pay her personal MasterCard account.

Zugibe said the thefts, from June 2010 to September 2012, were discovered by the business owner, who then contacted Orangetown Police.

Sanford was arrested and arraigned in Orangetown Town Court in Orangeburg. She was released pending a Jan. 23, 2013, hearining.

Couldn't Resist December 20, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Imagine having the rug pulled out from under you like that????
Charles December 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
The vacuum cleaner controlled by the computer, did a beautiful cleaning of the store!! Didn't leave a scent!
Gregg December 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Hope she serves jail time
anne kohut December 25, 2012 at 07:31 PM
no she wont serve any jail time,she stole too much. If she shoplifted a candy bar then maybe she would go to jail. These are our great laws!!!!!!!
Vivian McNair December 25, 2012 at 07:42 PM
My daughter does not deserve jail time. She was not raised this way. If she needed money all she had to do is ask. She has NEVER been in trouble before. I pray justice is served and may I suggest rehabilitation and not incarceration and believe me I will be the first one to make sure she gets the help she needs. She is from a long line of hard working, independent people. Amen!

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