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Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

For Immediate Release
May 16, 2017

DA VANCE: FORMER EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH STEALING $1.1 MILLION FROM ONCOLOGIST

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the indictment of JACQUELINE CAMARO, 58, for stealing approximately $1.1 million from her former employer, an oncologist. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Grand Larceny in the First and Second Degrees, Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third and Fourth Degrees, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree.[1]

“This defendant is accused of redirecting payments from cancer patients for their oncologist into her own accounts,” said District Attorney Vance. “Jacqueline Camaro’s alleged theft continued even after the victim passed away and she had been terminated from the office. Unfortunately, financial exploitation committed by company insiders is all too common. I encourage anyone who believes that his or her business has fallen victim to this type of fraud to call our Financial Frauds Hotline at 212-335-8900.”  

According to the indictment and documents filed in court, beginning in August 2006, CAMARO worked in an oncologist’s office on the Upper East Side. One of CAMARO’s responsibilities was accepting payments from patients, and in this role, she had access to the office’s credit card processing device. Between December 2007 and October 2015, CAMARO processed unauthorized credits totaling approximately $55,000 from the business to her various personal credit card and bank accounts. Over the course of eight years, from September 2008 to September 2016, CAMARO deposited approximately 800 checks from patients into her personal accounts, totaling $1.06 million. CAMARO spent the stolen funds on personal expenses, cash withdrawals, concert and theater tickets, trips to Florida and Atlantic City, and a Porsche Boxster. 

Following the death of the defendant’s former employer in late 2015, the doctor’s estate discovered the unauthorized credits and CAMARO was terminated. In addition to stealing from the victim and his estate, CAMARO is also charged with failing to report the diverted funds as income on her tax returns. 

Assistant District Attorney Allen J. Vickey is handling the prosecution of the case, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Gloria Garcia, Deputy Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; Archana Rao, Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau; and Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Sachs, Chief of the Investigation Division. Financial Intelligence Director of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau David Rosenzweig, Senior Rackets Investigator Richard Ramos, under the supervision of Supervising Rackets Investigator Donato Siciliano and Chief Investigator Walter Alexander, Paralegal Morgan Brock-Smith, former Paralegal Julien Tunney, Senior Financial Investigator Hermeet Kaur of the Forensic Accounting and Financial Investigations (“FAFI”) Bureau assisted with the investigation, under the supervision of Irene Serrapica, Deputy Chief of FAFI, and Robert Demarest, Chief of FAFI.

District Attorney Vance thanked the Tarrytown Police Department and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, specifically Associate Attorney Michelle Demeri, Tax Auditor II Nataliya Sydorchuk, and Tax Auditor III Nicholas Capkovic. 

[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.

Defendant Information:

JACQUELINE CAMARO, D.O.B 6/17/1958
Walden, NY

Charges: 

  • Grand Larceny in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C felony, one count
  • Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony, two counts
  • Criminal Tax Fraud in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony, one count
  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony, one count

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