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AG: $300,000 stolen from ambulance corps

Three arrested from Corona group

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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:55 am, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

Three volunteer emergency medical technicians with the Corona Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps were arrested for allegedly stealing thousands from the organization’s bank account.

While serving as a board member and treasurer of CCAC, Daniel Dominguez, 37, stole more than $300,000, according to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The felony complaint goes on to say Dominguez used that money for jaunts to Walt Disney World and Niagara Falls, as well as purchases of luxury car service trips and fancy meals.

The complaint filed by the attorney general further alleges that Dominguez also assisted another CCAC board member, Daryl Adeva, 31, in the unauthorized transfer of $8,960 to Adeva’s accounts. It also alleges that David Moretti, 41, who served as a board member and president of CCAC, stole more than $11,000 from the group between September 2008 and May 2011.

Moretti allegedly received wire transfers and made cash withdrawals and unauthorized credit card purchases. These purchases included overseas money transfers and personal car payments, all made without the permission of the CCAC board members, Schneiderman said.

“These emergency medical technicians, who were entrusted with providing medical services and transportation for New York residents, instead took advantage of their positions and used a nonprofit ambulance corps as their own personal piggy bank,” Schneiderman said.

The three defendants were arrested and arraigned Sept. 19 on grand larceny charges.

Defendant Dominguez was charged with grand larceny in the second degree and faces up to 5 to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Defendants Moretti and Adeva were each charged with grand larceny in the third degree and face up to 2 to 7 years each in prison if convicted.

Both Dominguez and Aveda are being held on bail.

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