Theresa Iuzzolino

Nassau County District Attorney's Office

Bookkeeper Accused Of Stealing Nearly $200,000 From Roslyn Harbor Church

August 01, 2018 - 3:04 pm

ROSLYN HARBOR, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island woman is accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from a church in Roslyn Harbor.

As WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office said Therese Iuzzolino, 45, of Merrick, used the $183,203.64 stolen money to buy jewelry and a car, pay for food, toys, entertainment, computers, and dental expenses, and even make purchases at a gun shop.

Iuzzolino worked as a part-time bookkeeper at St. Mary’s Church in Roslyn Harbor, and committed the crimes – the DA said – over a five-year period.

“She would create false documents, and she would take money from the church accounts, and then would hide her tracks – so she would create financial documents that didn’t show all the withdrawals,” said DA Madeline Singas.

Singas said Iuzzolino was caught after the bank called the church about a suspicious $5,000 check, and the investigation began. The 45-year-old’s lawyer said his client did not steal a dime from the church.