Ex-securities broker back in court on theft charges

A former securities broker from Cortlandt accused of stealing $130,000 from her clients and spending the money on herself is due in town court today on felony larceny charges.

Tamalyn Crutchfield Stewart (left) has been held on $100,000 bail following her arraignment last week on charges of second- and third-degree grand larceny.

According to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Stewart is accused of stealing $100,000 from one client and $30,000 from another over a seven-month span in 2010.

Prosecutors say she was supposed to invest the money but used it for personal expenses instead.

The District Attorney’s Office launched an investigation in June after the victims filed complaints.

Stewart, 57, faces up to 15 years in state prison if convicted of the top larceny count.