Two Rockland Men Accused of Bank Theft

After allegedly committing bank heists and mail fraud schemes that county prosecutors say netted $250,000, two Rockland men were indicted Thursday. Fabrice Stinfil, of 5 George St. in Spring Valley, face Grand Larceny and Criminal Facilitation charges.His partner, Lawrence Lazard, of 229 Route 202 in Haverstraw was charged in Rockland County Court,Thursday, with three counts of Grand Larceny and 25 counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument. According to Lohud, 14 financial institutions in Rockland including Sterling National Bank, First Niagara Bank and Capital One Bank were impacted by the scam, losing over $300,000 according to prosecutors. According to the charges, Lazard deposited altered United States Postal Service Money Orders into bank accounts and then withdrew the money prior to the fraud being detected by the banks or the USPS. Lazard photocopied larger dollar amounts onto the money orders. He also used debit/ATM cards and PINs associated other individuals’ bank accounts to deposit the altered USPS Money Orders into the bank accounts of those individuals via an ATM.If convicted, Lazard could serve up to 15 years in state prison. Stinfil, 21, could serve up to 4 years in state prison, if convicted.

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