An Oceanside couple have been arraigned on charges of stealing $200,000 in goods and shipping services from a Syosset online retailer, the Nassau district attorney's office said Tuesday.
Ilana Kessler, 29, was a sales contractor for ArmorMount, which sells wall mounts for flat panel televisions, when she and her husband, Drew Reminick, 29, sold the company's merchandise on eBay and other places between 2012 and 2014, prosecutors said. They also charged shipping to the company, authorities said.
Kessler, arrested March 19, and Reminick, arrested Tuesday, have each been arraigned on charges of second-degree grand larceny and first-degree scheme to defraud, prosecutors said. Each had bail set at $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash.
Reminick's attorney could not immediately comment Tuesday, and the same law firm was to assign an attorney to represent Kessler.
Prosecutors said ArmorMount had discovered a series of unauthorized transactions and thefts, and filed a complaint with the district attorney's office, which investigated the thefts.
"Retailers rely on their employees to be honest ambassadors of their company to the customers that keep them in business," acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said. "When employees attempt to capitalize on that relationship for their own personal gain, everyone -- including customers, fellow employees and business owners -- is hurt by their criminal conduct."
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