Garnerville Woman Going To Prison For Embezzling Money From New City Bank

UPDATE on Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Milagros Rodriguez, 41, of Garnerville turned herself on Monday to federal authorities to begin her 33-month prison term for embezzling $700,000 from customer accounts at the Hudson City Savings Bank in New City.
As of today, Tuesday, Rodriguez is listed as “in-transit” to a federal prison on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ website

Today (Monday) at 2 p.m., Milagros Rodriguez of Garnerville has been ordered to turn herself to federal authorities to begin her 33-month prison term for embezzling $700,000 from customer accounts at the Hudson City Savings Bank in New City.
Rodriguez, once a manager of the New City branch, plead guilty to making about 80 unauthorized transactions, periodically from April 2002 to March of 2009, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in White Plains. She pleaded guilty in December to one count of embezzlement.
U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seidel sentenced Rodriguez on Feb. 19 to 33 months on federal prison, 60 months of supervised released. Seidel also ordered Rodriguez to pay restitution of $907,622.88 to the bank.
The criminal investigation began when two customers became concerned after learning their bank accounts had been closed and funds withdrawn in February 2009, leading the Hudson City Savings Bank to conduct an audit and bring in the FBI.
Based on the criminal investigation by the FBI and the Rockland District Attorney’s Office, Rodriguez was charged with one count of embezzling bank funds from the bank branch, located inside DeDeCicco Supermarket, 180 S. Main St., New City.

Steve Lieberman

Steve Lieberman joined The Journal News as an editor in February 1984 and became a reporter during the spring of 1986. He has covered police, courts and legal issues for more than a decade, after reporting on county, town, village and state governments and general issues. He received more than a dozen state awards for writing and reporting. Born and raised in The Bronx, he has lived in Rockland since 1988.