By Danny Schrafel
A Melville woman is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Huntington insurance agency for which she worked as a bookkeeper for more than a decade, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s office said Monday.
The defendant, Amy Musumarra, 64, pleaded not guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny after being arrested July 23.
Musumarra had been insurance firm Loyd Keith Friedlander Partners’ bookkeeper since 2002, Spota’s office said, and the alleged theft was discovered during the course of an outside audit conducted this year.
Spota’s office alleges that Musumarra, “acting in concert” with another suspect, stole more than $50,000 from the Huntington-based firm between March 2010 and February of this year. Spota’s spokesman, Robert Clifford, said it’s unclear who the alleged second co-conspirator is.
During the nearly five-year period, the district attorney’s office alleges Musumarra “altered bank slips, issued fraudulent checks, and falsified records” while operating the agency’s computerized accounting system.
Musumarra is due back in court on Sept. 15, according to online court records. She was released on her own recognizance following her arrest.
An email seeking comment from Loyd Keith Friedlander Partners was not returned Monday. Musumarra’s Garden City-based attorney, Brian Davis, did not return calls for comment.