Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Paint Contractor Bookkeeper Faces Charges

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Comment | More

A former bookkeeper of a Syracuse, New York-area painting contractor has been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 from his employer, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.

Walter J. Dudas, 62, who had been working for Spensieri Diversified for several years, was arraigned in Town of Geddes court and sent to the Onondaga County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or bond, syracuse.com reports.

Keith Allison CC-BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr Commons

Walter J. Dudas, 62, has been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 from his employer, a painting contractor near Syracuse, New York.

Deputy Kathleen Kruger, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said the company did a forensic audit on its finances in 2016 and, when it found inconsistencies, contacted the authorities.

Dudas had allegedly been writing checks from the business account and then cashing them. He was charged with second-degree forgery, first-degree falsifying business records, second-degree grand larceny and first-degree identity theft—all felonies. If found guilty of all charges, Dudas could faced a maximum sentence of 33 years in prison, according to New York State Law.

Dudas has since been released and is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.

A call made to Carmen Spensieri, the owner listed for Spensieri Diversified (which an internet search also refers to as Spensieri Painting LLC, Spensieri Painting Co and Spensieri Painting Co Inc.) for comment was not returned on Tuesday (Feb. 28).

   

Tagged categories: Business matters; Business operations; Disasters; Fraud; Good Technical Practice; North America; Paint; Painting Contractors

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


Advertisements
 
Fischer Technology Inc.

 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

 
Sauereisen, Inc.

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.

 
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.

 
SABRE Autonomous Solutions

 
RCG America

 
Induron Coatings, Inc.

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us