Published On: Wed, Aug 20th, 2014

Marie Augustin of Westbury Stole $180K from the Jewish National Fund

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Marie Augustin, 42, from Westbury, Long Island, facing 18 months in jail for using a stolen identity of a Suffolk County resident, to cash checks from the Jewish National Fund branch in Rockville Center, NY, the Long Island Press reported.

The DA says she also withdrew $5, 100 using the identity theft victim’s account.

It’s nice to know that while all over the world Jews are being hounded in the streets by crazed pro-Palestinian mobs, there are still quiet places in America where a Jew can just be robbed and swindled.

JNF offices

Prosecutors said that in February 2014 Augustin opened several business bank accounts in the names of the vendors supplying the Jewish National Fund, so that she could cash checks stolen from the nonprofit organization by using the stolen identity and her identity theft victim’s fake driver’s license.

Nassau County police started an investigation after Augustin tried to make a withdrawal after depositing a check stolen from the Jewish National Fund. She also deposited in her other business accounts two additional stolen checks, in the amount of $79, 338.24 and $30, 000.

The Judge is expected to sentence Augustin on Sept. 29 to two consecutive terms of nine months in jail, as well as a civil judgment of $180, 577.48 going to JNF, and $400 in reparations to the identity theft victim.

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