Two NYC Janitors Charged With Fraud and Embezzlement

Jun 29, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
Two New York City custodians have been charged with fraud and embezzlement after their actions resulted in a large payout for the janitors.

White collar crime is largely associated with members of the banking community who have embezzled funds from their investors or who have committed fraudulent acts that have resulted in losses for their clients. However, there are some times when other professions get involved.

Two New York City custodians have been charged with fraud and embezzlement after their actions resulted in a large payout for the janitors, according to The New York Times.

The two employees had been allegedly filtering funds out of the school's payroll system in a successful scheme that allowed the men to bill the city for work that was not regularly being completed, the news source reported.

Part of the charges that were filed alleged that the janitors had used the school payroll system to manipulate other custodians to clean their own personal properties while they were on the clock, reported The Times.

One of the two janitors in question had appeared in a 2010 article in the New York Post, where the custodian, Trifon Radef, had stated that he made more than $170,000 annually by working for several of the city's schools.