Woman Convicted Of Stealing $30K In Fundraiser Money

By Andrew Wroblewski

awroblewski@longislandergroup.com

Pictured: Maureen Myles.

Pictured: Maureen Myles.

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota’s office is seeking the maximum sentence for an East Northport woman who stole more than $30,000 from donors who sought to buy a van with a wheelchair lift for a Huntington teenager with cerebral palsy.

Maureen Myles, 62, was convicted on July 31 by State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho on one count of grand larceny in the third degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, scheme to defraud and petit larceny after a seven-day bench trial in Central Islip.

Myles was arrested in 2013 after authorities determined she stole $30,000 from donors during a benefit dinner held in Northport.

Spota said his office will recommend the maximum prison term of three-and-a-half to seven years when Myles is sentenced on Sept. 2.

Myles is also a prior offender as she was convicted of grand larceny and scheme to defraud in 2004 for buying $40,000 worth of Bermuda cruise tickets using credit card numbers she stole from her employer, Spota said in a press release