MINEOLA, NY â€“ Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that three United States Postal employees from the Locust Valley Post Office have been arrested and charged with stealing money while on the job.
John D. Klick, 52, of Greenvale; Roberto Bardales, 35, of Whitestone; and Warren Wojciechowski, 56, of Glen Cove, were arrested on January 20 and charged with one count each of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree and Petit Larceny. All three defendants face up to four years in prison. Klick is due back in court on March 2 and Bardales and Wojciechowski are due back on March 3.
The arrests were made with the assistance of the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
Rice said that the defendants stole money by ringing up customer purchase amounts that were less than the actual purchase price, also called â€œshort-ringing.â€ The defendants sometimes made no entry at all for a purchase and pocketed the cash.
Klick is alleged to have taken $166.80; Bardales is alleged to have taken $456.74 and Wojciechowski is alleged to have taken a total of $818.06 in cash.
Deputy Chief William Wallace of the Government & Consumer Frauds Bureau is prosecuting the cases for the DAâ€™s Office. John D. Klick is represented by Robert Schalk, Esq.; Roberto Bardales by Danielle Papa; and Warren Wojciechowski by Paul Berko, Esq.