Prison Term In Synagogue Theft

| April 22, 2013

NASSAU COUNTY—A Woodmere man has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for stealing more than $634,000 from a local synagogue by wiring cash from the congregation’s accounts into his own.

Isaac Zucker, 49, pleaded guilty in February to second degree grand larceny. Zucker was also sentenced to pay full restitution. The DA’s office had recommended a prison sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years. Zucker was sentenced by Judge David Ayres.

District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that between his election to treasurer in 2006 and June 2011, Zucker stole $634,960 from the Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere. Zucker, as treasurer, was responsible for paying bills and making deposits and used his access to the synagogue’s accounts to steal the cash by wiring it into his law practice’s business account and writing himself checks from the congregation’s accounts.

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