Sheriff's Investigation Leads to Arrest of Beacon Man for Fraud

Sheriff Kevin J. McConville reports the arrest of a Beacon, NY, man after an investigation into a long-term financial crime where an employee defrauded his employer of over $189,000 over a one-year period.

On June 1, 2023, Deputies and Investigators interviewed the complainant, who is the owner of a business in Philipstown, and he advised that he had noticed transaction anomalies in his business account which showed a large number of purchase orders were being diverted as refunds to multiple unknown credit card accounts. The case was turned over to BCI Investigators, who began to look into this matter. A thorough review of the business accounting software and information derived from subpoenas for the defendant's bank account allowed Investigators to gather enough evidence for an arrest. On June 12, Investigators arrested 46-year-old Walter Alex Munoz for Grand Larceny 2nd Degree, Computer Tampering 1st Degree, and Falsifying Business Records 1st Degree, all Felonies.

Mr. Munoz was arranged in Philipstown Town Court before the Honorable Judge Camille S. Linson, who had him surrender his passport, and was ROR'd to appear at a future court date.