Headlines: Bank fraud scheme, rape suspect was previously released on bail, laundromat robbery

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2023, 1:56 PM

Updated 264 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
Several Newburgh men have pleaded guilty to charges related to a year-long bank fraud scheme that resulted in losses of at least $250,000 for local businesses. The men deposited fraudulent checks, belonging to Ironworkers Local 417 and local businesses, into various bank accounts, then withdrew the money and placed it into fake business accounts. Sentencing is scheduled for December, and they face sentences ranging from two to ten years in prison.
Cruz Garcia, indicted in Delaware County last month for allegedly strangling and raping a woman, was previously charged and released on bail in Orange County for DWI and driving without a license. The Delaware County District Attorney's Office states that Garcia was also wanted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is currently in ICE custody awaiting deportation proceedings.
Police in Mount Vernon are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a laundromat in broad daylight. An unarmed intruder confronted the attendant before fleeing the scene. While the suspect couldn't access the register, they made off with $100 from the employee's purse.


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