Woodmere Shul’s Treasurer Charged With $600G Theft

| July 3, 2011

When officers of Congregation Aish Kodesh, a popular Modern Orthodox shul in Woodmere, noticed that the the shul’s checks were bouncing, an investigation led to startling news.

After a brief meeting, the board members discovered that more than $500,00 had been wired from the shul’s bank account to the account belonging to the law firm of the shul’s treasurer, Isaac Zucker, a securities lawyer with a nearby practice.

“He was an upstanding member of the community,” said Azriel Ganz, the chairman of the shul’s board. “There wasn’t a scintilla of doubt on his trustworthiness.”

Early Wednesday morning Zucker was arrested at a Holiday Inn near MacArthur Airport on Long Island and charged with stealing $600,000 in shul funds, according to police, having disappeared after questions about the funds were raised .Detective Lieutenant Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department said that it is unknown whether Zucker was attempting to flee. Zucker's wife, Renee, had reported him missing when he did not return from his office on Friday. He is being arraigned on a charge of grand larceny in the second degree.

 

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