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ALBANY -- The state is accusing two Long Island contractors of filing false bills then doubling and tripling them in a scheme to steal from taxpayers, said Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
DiNapoli and state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accuse the operators of Classic Air Conditioning Corp., of Eastport, and AM/PM Supply Corp., of Maspeth. in the case involving $200,000 in public money.
Charles Angelillo Jr., 40, and his wife, Carol Angelillo, 39, who own Classic Air Conditioning; and Anthony Cuccinello, 46, owner of AM/PM Supply, were accused of falsifying business records for emergency contracts with the state Office of General Services from 2010 to 2012.
DiNapoli and Schneiderman said the business operators are charged with felonies including grand larceny in the second degree, falsifying business records and other charges. They were arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court Tuesday and released.
The operators didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.